Substituting lamb for ground beef in this quick and easy pasta recipe… with the addition of mint and fresh spinach (big hit for dinner in my family): Lamb Spaghetti with Spinach
Lamb Spaghetti with Spinach
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 pound ground lamb
- 1/3 cup tomato paste
- 3/4 cup dry red wine
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- One 6-ounce bag fresh baby spinach
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
- 16 ounces spaghetti
- freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese, for topping
- In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the lamb and cook, stirring, until the meat is lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Spoon out the fat and discard.
- Stir in the tomato paste, wine and oregano; season with salt & pepper. Cover and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes. Add spinach and mint; stir until wilted.
- Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
- Toss the pasta with the cooking liquid and the ground lamb sauce.
- Serve with grated cheese.