So the photo is TOTALLY not doing this one justice! This was given the thumbs up by everyone tonight. I used some Heart Smart Lamb Steaks I picked up from Woolies and I was a little nervous they might be a bit dry but nope, they were so moist and delicious and of course easily turned into mince using the Thermomix. Very happy with this little winner. Eb x
- 700g lamb steaks diced
- 20g coriander leaves and stalk
- 2-4 spring onions roughly chopped
- 40g bread crumbs
- 1 onion peeled and halved
- 1 large garlic clove peeled
- 30g olive oil
- Heaped tsp paprika and ground cumin
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 50g Vegetable Stock Paste
- 50g tomato paste
- 800g fresh tomatoes, core removed and quartered (you could use tinned)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Add coriander and spring onions to the bowl and chop on Speed 7 for 2 seconds.
Add half the lamb and Turbo for 2 seconds. Repeat 2-3 times. Set aside in a separate bowl.
Add remaining half of lamb and Turbo for 2 seconds, repeat 2-3 times.
Place all the minced lamb into the bowl, add breadcrumbs and mix on Speed 5 for 10 seconds.
Roll into balls and lay in a casserole dish. Set aside.
Add onion and garlic to the bowl and chop on Speed 5 for 2 seconds. Add spices and oil and saute for 5 minutes at Varoma Speed 1.
Add stock, paste and tomatoes and cook for 15 minutes at 100deg Speed 2. When done you can blitz on speed 5 to get desired consistency.
Pour over the lamb and place in the oven at 180deg and bake for 30 minutes. Note you could also add some chickpeas to the mix.
I served this with a cous cous salad (toasted pine nuts, toasted chickpeas, spinach, cherry tomatoes and cous cous) and a simple yoghurt dressing.