Sorry Vegetarians / Vegans this is not a post for you….I have been given £10 and 30 mins to come up with a tasty Lamb or Beef family meal that is both reasonable and fast.
So I decided to cook a version of something that we have made quite often as a family and enjoyed. While Lamb may not be everybody’s first choice, did you know it can help combat fatigue, its full of vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, zinc and potassium and are naturally rich in protein. So please give it a go.
Mince Lamb 500g 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder Ground black pepper A small handful of mint leaves (chopped) A small handful of parsley (chopped) 150g Natural yogurt Ground black pepper A small handful of mint leaves (chopped) Chives (chopped) Pinch of salt 3/4 Pita Breads 2 Medium sized carrots.
To start lets make the Koftas,
Open the packet of minced lamb and add the garlic powder, a good grind of black pepper, and the chopped herbs. Using your hands mix this all together. You can coat your hands in a little olive oil this can make it easier. Take a piece of the mixture and roll into a ball, then slightly flatten to form a pattie. You should get around 10, I managed 11 this time. Out these in the fridge for about 30mins, or make ahead in the morning for dinner in the evening.
Now for the yogart, easy peasy. Mix together with black pepper, a pinch of salt, chopped mint and chives. Again this can be made in the morning and set aside for later on.
For the final touches, Grill or toast the pita bread for a few mins using kitchen scissors cut into stripes. For the carrots, cut the tops /tails off and peal the outer skin. Continue pealing the carrot into ribbons.
The Koftas need at least 6-8 mins on each side until brown on either side in a hot pan. I tend the drain of any excess fat about half way throw the cooking, this helps to keep it extra healthily.
Serve up with all the sides and your done. My 5 year old loved it so I hope its a hit with your family too.
This post is an entry for the #MeatMatters Challenge, sponsored by Simply Beef and Lamb. Visit https://www.simplybeefandlamb.co.uk/ for some extra ideas and inspiration. (AD)