Sunday, November 11, 2017: Dinner No. 98: Lamb Ragu, Kale & Pumpkin Pie
November 16th, 2017 by Kate

Today I (Alex) was in charge because Max had to study for a big biology exam.  I was really in the mood for lamb but didn’t have a lot of time so I decided to make lamb ragu.  It tastes great and doesn’t take nearly as long as most other bolognese or ragus because the lamb already has so much flavor.  For vegetables, I just sauteed fresh kale in olive oil and salt and pepper.  And then mom and I worked together on a pumpkin pie (since it’s almost Thanksgiving!)

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The ingredients for the lamb ragu are very simple:

1 pound ground lamb

1 small onion chopped fine

1 15 oz can of chopped tomatoes

1/2 cup pecorino romano

1/2 cup cream or milk (we prefer milk)

12 oz. dried pasta (fresh is good if you have it)

2 Tablespoons olive oil


First you sautee the chopped onion in the olive oil until translucent.  Then you add the ground lamb and break it up.  Cook until no longer pink. At this point if there seems like a lot of oil in the pan, remove 1 or 2 tablespoons of it (depending on the fat content of your ground lamb, it may create a little too much oil.).  Start salted water boiling for pasta. Then add the chopped tomatoes and simmer the sauce for 15-20 minutes.  When pasta is cooked, stir in 1/2 cup milk to the pasta sauce, combine with the pasta and mix in the grated pecorino romano. Voila.

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For the kale, its just so easy: clean the kale and then sautee it.  It’s amazing how much is shrinks down!

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