Tuesday, March 23, 2010


My usual recipe for cooking ground lamb is to make burgers.  I went looking for another idea and found it in one of Anne Lindsay's cookbooks.  Her cookbook, "The Very Best of Anne Lindsay" has almost a dozen recipes using lamb.  For this recipe you can substitute lean ground beef or pork for lamb.  I adapted the recipe from the cookbook and found it to be an easy and quick recipe to make.  


1 pound ground lamb
1 tsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 tsp cumin
3 good handfuls of fresh spinach or 10 oz package of frozen spinach
salt and pepper to taste
1 tomato diced
plain yogurt


In a large frying pan, heat the oil and sauté over medium heat the onion, garlic and celery for several minutes.  Add the lamb, cumin, salt and pepper and continue cooking for five minutes or until the lamb is cooked and the vegetables are tender.   If there is liquid in the pan, drain off the liquid.  Add the spinach and tomato.  Cook for three minutes until the spinach is wilted.  Serves three to four.

Serve over rice and top with several teaspoons of plain yogurt.   If you have feta cheese, you can crumble some feta cheese over the meat before you add the yogurt.  I didn't have any feta cheese in the fridge.  My DH added some soya sauce to the meat mixture along with the yogurt and he liked it.  I decided to just add the plain yogurt.  


  1. I just made this. I was out of yogurt, so I topped with crumbled goat cheese instead. It was delicious.