It’s time for a new blog link up, the brand new Chez Chelle is a recipe exchange link up with a prompt for the ingredient, I can’t help being a bit trepidatious because after 13 years of living with my husband what I prepare in the kitchen is basic fuel not delicacies…

However, this is a favourite for both of us, it’s from “What’s Cooking Low Fat” by Kathryn Hawkins.

Fruity Lamb Casserole

450g lean lamb trimmed and cut ingto 2.5cm cubes

1 tsp ground Cinnamon

1tsp ground Cumin

2 tsp Olive Oil

1 medium red onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

400g can chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp tomato puree

125g no soak dried apricots

1 tsp caster sugar

300ml Vegetable stock

Salt and Pepper

1 small bunch of fresh corriander to garnish

1. Pre heat the oven to 180 °C /350°F / gas mark 4. Place the meat in a mixing bowl and add the spices and oil.  Mix thoroughly so that the lamb is coated in the spices.

2. Heat a non-stick frying pan for a few seconds until it was hot, then add the spiced lamb. Reduce the heat and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring, until browned all over. Using a slotted spoon, remove the lamb transfer to a large oven proof casserole.

3. In the same fryingpan, cook the onion, garlic, tomatoes and tomato puree for 5 minutes. Season to taste. Stir in the apricots and sugar, add the stock and bring to the boil.

4. Spoon the sauce over the lamb and mix well. Cover and cook in the over for 1 hour, removing the lid for the last 10 minutes.

5. Roughly chop the corriander and sprinkle over the casserole to garnish. Serve with brown rice, steamed cous cous or bulgar wheat.


5 Responses to Cinnamon….

  1. Michelle says:

    Ow, I love this recipe already! I’m always scared to cook lamb for no apparent reason really but I will definitely give this one a try with the fruit and of course the cinnamon:-)

  2. Jenny paulin says:

    This sounds lovely but I don’t like lamb!! Sometimes I try it because I see a recipe like this one and I think oh maybe I will now, but sadly no! Bet it would work well in a slow cooker too x

    • kailexness says:

      I made a vegetarian version of this one leaving out the lamb and using french beans, carrots and broccoli to bulk it out and it was lovely 🙂

  3. Alethea says:

    That sounds delicious!

    We all love a good lamb stew so will definitely be trying this

  4. Sarah says:

    Sounds delicious! Have printed out and will try soon x

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