Slow Cooked Lamb Ragu with Parppardelle …

Slow Cooked Lamb Ragu with Papperdelle

It’s no secret that lamb is my favourite meat and it’s also no secret that I love my slow Cooker … marry those two things together and the result is this rich, delicious, hearty Lamb Ragu that’s as divine as it is easy!

This is the perfect dish for anyone who is busy and short on time. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare and then the Slow Cooker does the rest. I love preparing this meal on days that I have to work. I usually chop and prepare the ingredients the night before, placing them in the Slow Cooker dish. I simply cover that and refrigerate and then in the morning, return the dish to the Slow Cooker, turn it on and go to work relaxed in the knowledge that dinner will be ready when I get home. All I then need to do is cook the pasta, add some grated cheese and, hey Presto … dinner is done and dusted for another night.

This dish is also a wonderful alternative to the traditional Spaghetti Bolognaise … just so the troops don’t get bored! And the final reason that I love this dish, is that there will usually be enough leftover to freeze for another night. Enjoy!

Slow Cooked Lamb Ragu with Parppardelle …
Ingredients …
  • 1 kg boneless leg of lamb
  • 1 large brown onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 pieces shortcut bacon (approx.. 50 – 60g), diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped into small chunks
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped into small chunks
  • 1 x 700g bottle Passata Sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • pappardelle pasta
  • mozarella cheese
Method …
  1. Place lamb, onion, bacon, carrots and celery in Slow Cooker.
  2. Add Passata Sauce, chicken stock, herbs and stir to combine.
  3. Cook in Slow Cooker on LOW for 7 – 7 ½ hours.
  4. Remove lamb from Slow Cooker and shred roughly with 2 forks.
  5. Return meat to Slow Cooker and set to warm.
  6. Cook pasta in boiling water with a pinch of salt until “al dente” and drain.
  7. Place cooked pasta in serving bowls, spoon over a generous serve of the ragu and sprinkle with cheese.

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  1. Now you’re talking! This is one of my most favourite meals. I do love a lamb ragu with pappardelle – excellent flavours and great comfort food. I think lamb is my most favourite meat as well xx