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Spiced Lamb Ragù Shells

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Recipe Ingredients

  • 450g whole-wheat pasta shells
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion (290g to 340g), finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • salt
  • 450g lamb mince
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 tsp crushed chilli flakes
  • 1 can (800g) chopped tomatoes
  • 5 sprigs mint, plus leaves for garnish
  • 1⁄2 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese

Recipe Directions

1. Heat a large covered pot of salted water to boiling on high. Cook pasta according to instructions on label.

2. Meanwhile, in a 30cm frying pan, heat oil on medium-high. Add onion, garlic and 1⁄8 teaspoon salt. Cook for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring.

3. Stir in lamb, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, chilli flakes and 1⁄8 teaspoon salt. Cook for 3 minutes or until browned, stirring. Drain fat.

4. Stir in tomatoes and mint sprigs; simmer for 5 minutes or until ready to drain shells.

5. Drain shells; return to pot. Stir in lamb sauce. Discard mint sprigs. Top with Pecorino; garnish with mint leaves.

Each Serving About 2 270kJ, 31g protein, 72g carbohydrate, 17g total fat (7g saturated), 10g fibre, 63mg cholesterol.

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