Lamb Ragu

Ground lamb adds a unique flavor to our Paleo take on this traditional dish. Served over zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice, this meaty tomato based sauce is filling, healthy, and mouthwateringly delicious. Our Lamb Ragu recipe makes a nice substitute for heavy pasta dishes, but is just as satisfying. For more delicious Paleo lamb recipes (and hundreds of other FREE Paleo recipes), please visit our Paleo Plan recipe center!

Lamb Ragu
Overall Rating
Your RatingYou must log in

Get started right now with our FREE Paleo Starter Kit:

Inside, you’ll discover...
  • 25 Delicious Paleo “Starter” Recipes
  • Our complete “Paleo Food Swaps” guide
  • A complete starter shopping list
  • Tons more free resources

Lamb Ragu

Servings 4

Total Time: 120 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Nutrition Information

calories 473

carbohydrate 6.7g

protein 49.0g

fat 27.4g

saturated fat 6.6g

cholesterol 155mg

sodium 142mg

potassium 813mg

fiber 1.5g

sugar 3.6g


  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 medium onion(s) diced
  • 2 medium garlic clove(s) minced
  • 2 teaspoon(s) Italian seasoning
  • 11/2 pound(s) lamb, ground
  • 1 can(s) tomatoes, (28 oz)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup(s) basil, fresh
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) sea salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) black pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a deep skillet or Dutch oven. Add the onion and cook until soft. Season with salt and pepper and add the garlic and Italian seasoning. Stir, cook for 1 minute, and add the lamb. Cook until the lamb is no longer pink and add the tomatoes. Mash the tomatoes and simmer over medium low heat until tomatoes are broken down, 30-45 minutes.
  2. Add the tomato paste, and continue simmering for 30-60 more minutes, until thickened.
  3. Stir in the vinegar and basil and serve with cooked zucchini noodles or sautéed cauliflower rice for a complete meal.