this is simply the best thing i've had in ages...
in a saucepan over a medium to low heat, gently fry 6 finely chopped carrots, 4 finely chopped leeks and 4 cloves of finely sliced garlic cloves in a dash of olive oil until softened, not colored.
add 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 6 anchovy fillets, 1 chopped sprig of rosemary, 1 tablespoon chopped oregano, 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leafed parsley and 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes. simmer for 20 minutes.
add 1.5kg beef shin, 1 cup beef stock, 1 cup of red wine, cover and simmer for about 2 hours or until the beef is broken up and the sauce has thickened. check seasoning.
cook 500g fresh potato gnocchi according to instructions, drain and stir through the beef ragu. scatter with grated parmesan cheese and enjoy!!!