Easy Leftover Roast Lamb Ragu and Pasta

Lamb is the only meat I don’t like cold in a leftover salad and as it isn’t the cheapest meat in the world it is satisfying to get another meal out of it. This recipe is simple but really tasty as I used spices and herbs on the slow roasted lamb. Perfect for Monday or Tuesday night.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 3 medium carrots, scrubbed and finely diced
  • 3 banana shallot, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • bowl of leftover lamb, roughly chopped and fat removed
  • 1 lamb or beef stock cube
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp dried herbs, I used oregano
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • Pinch of chilli flakes
  • Tin of tomatoes, I used the herb variety
  • Splash of Worcester sauce
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp of grated Parmesan
  • Olive oil for frying


  1. heat a glug of oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the carrots and shallots and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute until fragrant.
  3. Tip in the cooked lamb, add the tomato purée and cook the paste for a minute giving it a good stir to coat everything.
  4. Next sprinkle in the stock cube and add the dried herbs, honey, chilli flakes, tomatoes and Worcester sauce. I also added half a tin of water to mine so it was wet enough to reduce. Have a taste and season, I used about 1/4 tsp of salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to the boil the simmer for 40-60 minutes making sure it doesn’t dry out.
  6. Serve with pasta cooked to instructions and grate over some Parmesan.

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