Lamb Ragù makes up for a hearty meat sauce topping on spaghetti. Changing things up a bit, lamb meat is tender than beef. You can also prepare a big batch on a Sunday night and freeze the leftovers for pasta cravings during the week.
A hearty, warm and delicious lamb Ragù with spaghetti or pappardelle is a dinner that cannot be competed with. In this recipe, you will learn to make delicious Lamb Ragù in a few simple steps.
Following this quick and easy recipe, you will be able to prepare Lamb Ragù in about two hours with only 20 minutes of preparation time. This recipe yields around 8 servings. However, you can adjust the quantity of the ingredients as per your requirement.
The ingredients for this dish are simple and easy to find.
|1.||Extra virgin olive oil||2 tablespoons|
|2.||Chopped Onion||1 onion|
|3.||Peeled and diced carrots||2 medium carrots|
|4.||Chopped celery||2 stalks|
|5.||Minced garlic||2 cloves|
|6.||Tomato paste||2 tablespoons|
|7.||Ground Lamb||1 lb.|
|8.||Red wine||½ cup|
|9.||Crushed tomatoes||2 cans (28 oz.)|
|10.||Freshly chopped thyme||2 teaspoons|
|11.||Freshly chopped rosemary||2 teaspoons|
|12.||Freshly chopped oregano||2 teaspoons|
|13.||Crushed red pepper flakes||¼ teaspoon|
|14||Kosher salt||As per taste|
|15.||Freshly ground black pepper||As per taste|
Take a large pot and heat the oil over medium heat. Add in the onions, carrots and celery and cook until soft for about 5 minutes. Again add in garlic and tomato paste and cook an additional 1 minute until it becomes fragrant.
Add the ground lamb and cook while breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon until it is no longer pink for about 6 minutes.
Add in the red wine and cook until it is mostly reduced. Add in the tomatoes and fill each can with ¼ cup water to catch around extra juice to add into the pot. Add in the fresh herbs, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil and reduce the heat letting it simmer for about 1 hour. Season with more salt and pepper as per taste. Your lamb ragù is now ready. Pour this over your cooked spaghetti and enjoy!