Sous Vide Lamb Ragu


Emily Farris and Jeff Akin are the co-founders of Feed Me Creative, a former culinary creative agency in Kansas City, MO.

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This sous-vide lamb ragu is a rich, tender dinner that is totally worth the 48 hours it takes to cook (especially because you don’t have to do anything to it during that time). NOTE: When you’re cooking something for this long, be sure to check the water level in your pot from time to time. You’ll most likely lose some due to evaporation and you need to keep enough water in your vessel to keep your Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker running. We’ve found that covering it with plastic wrap or foil really helps with water loss.
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Ingredients for 8

  • 2 bone-in lamb shanks (about 2 pounds)

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with juice

  • 1 cup veal stock

  • 1 cup finely diced onion

  • 1/2 cup finely diced celery

  • 1/2 cup finely diced carrot

  • 1/2 cup red wine

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Step 1

    Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 150°F (65.6°C).

  • Step 2

    Combine all ingredients in a large zipper lock bag. Seal the bag using the water immersion technique and place in the water bath. Set the timer for 48 hours. Cover the water bath with plastic wrap to minimize water evaporation. Add water intermittently to keep the lamb submerged.

    • Finishing Steps

    • Step 0

      When the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath. Remove the shanks and let cool for at least 10 minutes.

    • Step 1

      Remove the meat from the bone and discard any excess fat. Shred into bite-sized pieces.

    • Step 2

      Let the cooking liquid cool for at least 10 minutes and skim off any floating fat. Transfer to a large saucepan with the shredded lamb.

    • Step 3

      Bring mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened and coats the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes. Serve with pasta.

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