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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.
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?
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)
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!
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!
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.