Lamb Shank Ragu with Pasta - Superior Farms
Lamb Shank Ragu with Pasta
Lamb Shank Ragu with Pasta

Lamb Shank Ragu with Pasta


May 15, 2023

Recipe Provided By "Joyful Healthy Eats"

Courtesy of American Lamb Board


3-4 lbs Bone-in American lamb shank

Salt & pepper

2 tbsp Avocado oil

1 Yellow onion, (diced⁠)

3 cloves Garlic

1 Red pepper, (diced⁠)

28 oz. Crushed tomatoes

2 tbsp Tomato paste

1/2 tbsp Dry rosemary

1/2 tbsp Dry thyme

1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes

1 cup Beef bone broth

1 Bay leaf

1 lb Pappardelle⁠ pasta

Fresh Burrata⁠ cheese, (crumbled)

1/2 cup Basil pesto


1Season both sides of lamb with salt & pepper.

2Set Instant Pot to Sauté mode. Add one tablespoon of the avocado oil. Then add lamb, sear both sides for 3-4 minutes until browned. Remove lamb from Instant Pot and set aside.

3Add one tablespoon of avocado oil and the diced onion. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, sauté for 30 seconds and stir. Add in red pepper, sauté for 2 minutes.⁠ Pour in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, herbs, and red pepper flakes. Stir and let simmer for 2-3 minutes⁠.

4Add lamb back to the Instant Pot along with beef bone broth and the Bay leaf. Secure the lid. Set Instant Pot to Meat or Pressure Cook mode on high, for 40 minutes. Do a natural release for 10 minutes. Remove shank from Instant Pot and shred the meat. Add lamb meat back to the Instant Pot with the sauce.

5Bring a pot of water to a boil. Season with salt. Add in Pappardelle pasta, cook until al dente.⁠

6Toss the Lamb Ragu with pasta. Top with pieces of Burrata cheese and dollops of basil pesto.


1The USDA recommends that lamb reach an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees F with a 3-minute rest.