Slow Cooked Lamb Ragu

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recipe by Tenina Holder

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    11hrs 10mins
  • Serves icon
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The perfect cold wintery meal. It will fill your kitchen with heady fragrances all day long and the reward at the end is this delicious family meal.

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recipe updated 20 Aug 2019


  • Mint icon
    1 tbsp (2g)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    1 tbsp (4g)
  • Lemon icon
    1 (58g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Lamb shoulder icon
    Lamb shoulder
    4 cups
  • Ricotta cheese icon
    Ricotta cheese
    100g (about ½ cup)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    as needed
  • Dijon mustard icon
    Dijon mustard
    about ½ teaspoon (2g)
  • Black olives icon
    Black olives
    4 tbsp (34g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Yellow onion icon
    Yellow onion
    2 (280g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    1 tbsp (about 15ml)
  • Tinned tomatoes icon
    Tinned tomatoes
    800g (about 2)
  • Tomato purée icon
    Tomato purée
    150g (about ½ cup)
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine
    1 cup (240ml)
  • Beef stock icon
    Beef stock
    1 cup (240ml)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed


  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon TM5 bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl

Step preview

  1. Add mint, fresh parsley, lemon, dijon mustard, black olives and garlic clove to a clean small bowl
  2. Mix with tablespoon until combined
  3. Let rest - approx 10 min
  4. Add garlic clove, yellow onion and extra virgin olive oil to the TM5 bowl
  5. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  6. Chop - approx 2 sec, speed 5
  7. Sauté - approx 5 min, varoma, speed 1
  8. Then add tinned tomatoes, tomato purée and red wine to the TM5 bowl
  9. Blend - approx 5 sec, speed 2
  10. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to slow cooker bowl
  11. Add red wine, beef stock and lamb shoulder to the sauce and cover
  12. Cook in slow cooker - 9 hr, low heat
  13. Chill in fridge
  14. Cook in slow cooker - 2 hr, low heat
  15. Season with salt & pepper
  16. Serve the ragu over pasta, polenta, or mash with a good dash of the gremolata.
  17. Garnish with ricotta cheese and parmesan cheese
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