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    Hi does anyone have a recipe that includes lamb mince but isnt a chilli?

  • #2


    Or how about a Shepherd's pie? I guess it would be possible to use sweet potato for the topping instead of standard potatoes, if you prefer.


    • #3
      Thanks very much Lewis, i will try the Shepherds pie.


      • #4
        I usually make an Indian-style curry with it. Here's a basic recipe:


        Whole indian spices: cardamom 3, cinnamon - 1", cloves - 4 or 5, bay leaf - 1 *
        Onion - 1 large or 2 medium finely diced
        Garlic minced - 1 T
        Ginger minced - 1 T
        Tomato (optional) - 1 diced
        turmeric - 1/4 tsp
        ground cayenne - depends on your heat-tolerance level
        coriander powder - 1 tsp (optional)
        1 lb lamb mince
        cilantro - finely chopped 2 T

        * If you don't have these whole spices on hand, you can replace it w/ 1 tsp garam masala

        Heat oil in a pan and add the whole spices. Once they turn fragrant, add onion, ginger and garlic and sautee till onion turns translucent. Add turmeric and stir. If using tomato, add at this point and cook till it turns mushy. Add ground meat and cook till it's half done. At this point, add the cayenne, coriander powder (and garam masala if you don't use the whole spices in the first step) and salt and stir and cover till meat is fully cooked. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve with cauliflower pilaf or as is.


        • #5
          We do cauliflower mash on top of our shepards pie. Mark had a great recipe up awhile ago and thats what we use. I do the mash drier than I usually would so the texture is better with the shepards pie.

          ps- Are you British? I've never heard anyone say mince other than my British relatives =)


          • #6
            ps- Are you British? I've never heard anyone say mince other than my British relatives =)[/QUOTE]

            Yup im British : )


            • #7
              For the best ever Shepherds pie, simmer a Lamb roast in red wine for a few hours. Eat what your want then cube the leftovers into 1cm chunks.

              Use that instead of mince in your pie and it's heaven


              • #8
                Check an Indian cookbook for Keema recipes. And yes, those of us living in the "English" speaking world say mince
                Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

                Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine


                • #9
                  Minced Meat Koftas with lamb are very good. I tend to do these on long skewers on the BBQ but you can make into any shape.
                  Lebanese I think?

                  1 onion
                  2 cloves garlic
                  500g minced lamb or beef
                  1 Tbs fresh mint or more
                  1 tsp salt
                  2 tsp ground cumin
                  1/4 tsp ground allspice (this really makes the dish)
                  1 egg

                  Peel onion and grate. Squeeze out onion juice and discard. Crush and finely chop garlic. Place mince in a bowl and mix in onion, garlic, mint, salt, cumin, allspice and egg. Mix until well combined. With wet hands shape into 4-5cm long cylinders and thread onto soaked satay sticks or metal skewers or just make into patties or meatballs. Brush with oil and cook on bbq grill or hotplate or in oven until cooked through. Great with a salad. I used to eat these with pita bread!


                  • #10
                    We do lamb lettuce wraps - just brown the meat, throw in some onion and spices like garam masala, cumin, coriander, and basil or cilantro, and then add a bit of fish sauce.
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                    • #11
                      Moussaka - lovely!


                      Miss out milk / flour roux and use eggs beaten in cream with grated cheese...


                      • #12
                        just today

                        I love "mince" - my Dad is South African and he says "mince" So just today I cooked a very impromptu stirfry of minced lamb, onion, garlic and finely shredded cabbage. I seasoned it s&P and with some Wostershire (sp?), Tumeric (I read MDA!) and chili flakes. It was delish and very quick and simple. I'm only three weeks Primal and very excited about trying the cauliflower sheps pie recipes! Yum!


                        • #13
                          I love this old Frugal Gourmet recipe for eggplant with ground lamb and pine nuts. Instead of eggplant I like to use those huge zucchinis that you end up with when they start coming in. I make zucchini "boats" and put this lamb/pine nut filling inside. Much easier and you don't have to worry about getting a bitter eggplant.

                          This recipe calls for canned tomato sauce but I make my own.