Spicy Lamb Ragu - Olive Branch Oil & Spice

Spicy Lamb Ragu

Apr 14, 2024

This is a quick delicious spicy lamb ragu tossed with orecchiette. So good!


  • 1 pound ground lamb

  • 1 onion, grated

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1/2 cup red wine

  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 pound orecchiette

  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

  • 2 tablespoons Nocellara del Belice Olive Oil (or any varietal)

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta to al dente

  2. While the pasta cooks make the ragu. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the lamb and brown. Season with salt and pepper. Add the onion, garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes. Add the wine and simmer for 3 minutes then add the crushed tomatoes and simmer while the pasta cooks.

  3. When the pasta is cooked and a splash of pasta water to the sauce then toss the pasta with the ragu.

  4. Serve with parmesan.

Takes 20 minutes

Serves 4

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