James Martin’s Yorkshire Pasta Ragout

By: @jamesmartinchef

As made on James Martin’s Saturday Morning (aired Saturday 16th January 2021), featuring The Yorkshire Pasta Company in the ‘Meet the Producer’ segment!

This is James’ Yorkshire spin on a classic meaty pasta dish. Hearty and warming its perfect for cold winter days!

Serves 4.

Yorkshire Pasta on James Martin's Saturday Morning



  • 400g Yorkshire Pasta (Mezze Maniche Rigate)
  • 500g mince beef
  • 8 pork sausages chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 leek diced
  • 3 bay leaf
  • Pinch chilli flakes


    • 2 sticks celery diced
    • 2 x 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
    • 2 tbs tomato puree
    • 1 bunch basil
    • 75ml red wine
    To finish:
    • A small bunch basil, chopped
    • Grated pecorino

      Step by Step Instructions

      Step 1

      Blitz in a food processor the onion, garlic, carrot, leek and celery.

      Step 2

      To make the ragout, heat a large pan and drizzle in the oil, add the onion, the carrot, the celery, leek, garlic, bay and tomato puree.

      Step 3

      Cook out for a few minutes. Add the meats then the wine and tinned tomatoes. Cook for 2 to 3 hours gently simmering, sprinkle in basil.

      Step 4

      Cook the pasta in boiling salted water for time on pack, spoon into the ragout, grate over the cheese, and serve.