Spiced Lamb Ragu

Whoever you serve this amazing spiced Lamb Ragu to is in for a real treat, it's sure to be a favourite. 
Spiced Lamb Ragu preparation time
Prep: 15 minutes
Spiced Lamb Ragu cook time
Cook: 1 hour 10 minutes
Spiced Lamb Ragu preparation time Serves: 4
Spiced Lamb Ragu preparation time Oven Temp: 160C/Gas mark 3


  • Cut the NIFQA lamb into chunks and brown in a pan with some rapeseed oil
  • Add the pancetta and cook another few minutes before adding the vegetables
  • Get some colour on the vegetables and coat in the meat juices
  • Add chilli powder and tomato puree, cook 3 – 5 minutes further
  • Deglaze the pot with soy, balsamic, wine and scrap the pot with a wooden spoon
  • If the mixture is quite thick add some water
  • Cover with a lid and cook on low heat for 1 hour
  • Cook the Pappardelle in boiling salted water, drain, dry
  • Drizzle with rapeseed oil and parmesan before serving
  • Uncover the ragu and check the consistency, if quite thin allow the sauce to reduce
  • Serve on heated plates, Pasta, Ragu and freshly grated parmesan


  • 450 g Lamb leg steak
  • 180 g Smoked Bacon, lardons
  • 100 g Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1-2 tbsp Chilli powder
  • 1-2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 2-3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Glass White wine
  • If necessary add water
  • 100 ml Rapeseed oil
  • Maldon salt to taste
  • 50 g Parmesan cheese
  • 250 g Pappardelle pasta