Try this lamb ragu recipe then check out our spaghetti bolognese and vegan mushroom ragu. If you cant get hold of oregano then thyme, rosemary or a few bay leaves will work instead.


  • for frying olive oil
  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, finely chopped
  • a bunch fresh oregano, leaves picked
  • 150ml red wine
  • 2 x 400g tins plum tomatoes
  • (or any other pasta) to serve tagliatelle
  • finely grated, to serve parmesan


  • STEP 1

    Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a casserole over a high heat and fry the lamb mince until really crisp. Scoop out onto a plate. Add the onion, carrots, celery and threequarters of the oregano to the casserole with a large pinch of salt and a little more oil. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring regularly, until the veg is soft.

  • STEP 2

    Tip the mince back in, along with the red wine, and reduce by half. Add the tomatoes and half a tin of water, then simmer gently for 1 hour 30 minutes until thickened. Season with salt and loads of black pepper. Sprinkle the remaining oregano leaves over the ragu, then serve with tagliatelle and parmesan.

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