Tagliatelle Al Ragù

Preparation info

  • Serves

    Ten or Twelve

    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Long and Messy Business

A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

  • About

By all means make your own tagliatelle if you prefer: otherwise, my usual advice to buy a good-quality brand applies. I like to make a decent batch of this recipe and freeze half – or make a lasagne and freeze that.


  • 250 g (9 oz) unsmoked pancetta, cut into long strips
  • 750 g (1 <


Mince the pancetta first on the medium blade of the mincer and set aside. Mix the remaining meat and pass that in turn through the machine.

Heat a heavy saucepan with a tablespoon of the olive oil and add the pancetta. Let it sweat for 10 minutes so that the fat renders out and the meat is fried to a nice friable texture. Add the rest of the minced meat and stir well with a wooden spoon