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Lamb Mince Ragu

An EPIC 30-minute meal!!!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Australian, Italian
Keyword 30 minute meal, freezer friendly food, lamb mince, lamb mince ragu
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 3211kcal
Author AnotherFoodBlogger


  • Chef Knives
  • Chopping board
  • Measuring utensils
  • heavy bottom saucepan
  • saucepan
  • mixing bowl
  • frying pan – for pinenuts



  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 1 bulb fennel
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 400 g tinned tomatoes
  • 125 ml red wine
  • 200 ml vegetable stock
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Orange Dill Dressing

  • 2 tbsp dill - chopped
  • 1 orange zested & 2 tbsp juice
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt


  • pasta
  • 1 tbsp pinenuts per person optional
  • parmesan cheese



  • Blitz the carrots, fennel, garlic & onion on a food processor
  • Cook the vegetables in a heavy bottom casserole dish with the olive oil for 4 minutes
  • Add lamb mince & herbs/spices and cook for a further 4 minutes, breaking the lamb up with a wooden spoon as you go
  • Add tomato paste and cook for a further minute
  • Pour in the tinned tomatoes, red wine & stock and allow to simmer for 10 minutes or until sauce as reduced to a Bolognese consistency

Orange Dill Dressing

  • Mix all ingredients together and store in the fridge until ready to use


  • Toast the pinenuts in a dry frying pan for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown *see tips*



  • when toasting pinenuts be mindful of they will go from golden brown to burnt in a matter of seconds! Once cooked it’s best to remove them from the pan as the residual heat will continue to cook them in the pan 
  • if not using pinenuts some toasted breadcrumbs are another way to add a little texture to the dish
  • you can chop all the vegetables but using a food processor is quicker and the consistency blends in with the lamb mince giving the look of pure mince – a great trick for getting kids to eat their veg!


Calories: 3211kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 95g | Fat: 276g | Saturated Fat: 73g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 26g | Monounsaturated Fat: 163g | Cholesterol: 365mg | Sodium: 1969mg | Potassium: 3986mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 12073IU | Vitamin C: 82mg | Calcium: 430mg | Iron: 18mg