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Recipe Tuesday: Lamb with green beans

Another simple one but truly delicious. We have this about once a week in our house because it takes about an hour all in and much less if you can cook the beans in the lamb without blanching/steaming first. If you have a lid for your pan then skip step 6.



  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 lb of ground lamb
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cumin
  • 1lb trimmed green beans
  • Basmati rice, steamed/boiled to your liking


  1. recipetuesdays-007Saute the onions in a little olive oil in a pan
  2. Add the lamb mince and brown (approx. 10 minutes)
  3. Take a minute to extract the fat. A lot will build up so remove as much as you can
  4. Add the tomatoes and their liquid
  5. Add the spices and garlic
  6. Blanch or steam the green beans (skip if you have a cover for the pan)
  7. Add the green beans and stir well
  8. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15-20 minutes (cover if you have one)
  9. Serve over some basmati rice


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