A Little Pasta with Your Meat: 10 Meaty Sauces & Meatballs

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Pasta is good all on its own, but sometimes we crave just a bit of meat with it. OK, maybe more than a bit — it's so easy to eat just one more tender, juicy meatball or add another scoop of rich ragù, chunks of slow-simmered beef or lamb falling to pieces in the sauce. If you're looking for a bit of meat with your pasta (or vice versa) here are 10 recipes to try: Five meaty sauces (duck, beef, lamb, and more) and five meatball recipes — each of them a winner, we promise.

5 MEATY SAUCES
• 1 Rich and Meaty Lamb Ragù
• 2 Sausage & Fennel Ragù
• 3 Oxtail Ragù for You
• 4 Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce
• 5 A Simple Duck Ragu

5 MEATBALLS
• 6 How To Make Meatballs
• 7 Totally Tender Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
• 8 Turkey Meatballs over Greens
• 9 Pork Meatballs with Lemon and Thyme
• 10 Spiced Lamb Meatballs

If you're going to eat meat with your pasta, what's your preference? Meaty sauce, meatballs, or something entirely different and separate from the pasta?

Related: Holiday Comfort Food Recipe: Meatball Lasagna

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