Greek lamb tray bake

Greek lamb tray bake

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Give the family a taste of the Med with this satisfying one-pan lamb dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
388
protein
22g
carbs
35g
fat
19g
saturates
7g
fibre
3g
sugar
7g
salt
0.77g

Ingredients

  • 50g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 250g lamb mince
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 onions, halved
  • large handful mint, chopped
  • 2 large potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 courgettes, cut into batons
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g feta cheese, crumbled

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Pop the breadcrumbs, lamb mince, egg and plenty of seasoning in a bowl. Grate in half an onion and sprinkle in half the chopped mint. Give everything a good mix and shape into 8 patties. Place on a large, shallow roasting tray.
  2. Cut the remaining onion halves into wedges. Place them on the tray around the lamb patties with the potatoes, courgettes and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and season. Bake for around 40 mins, turning everything once, until the lamb is cooked though and the vegetables are tender. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with feta and remaining mint.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2011

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mishime's picture
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I've made this loads of times now and it never disappoints. I don't like lamb mince so I always use lamb shoulder pieces and just spread them about instead of the meatballs. Lovely!

nisha83's picture

Used the quantities stated for 2 people only. Par-boiled the potatoes first, put the cherry toms in for the last 15 mins and the feta cheese in for the last 5 mins. Simple but nice!

drfood's picture
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Lost count of the number of times I've made this, an absolute hit with everyone. I prefer to brown the lamb balls in advance as it keeps the bake from going too soggy. Also, I like to add a touch of harissa to the lamb mix and we add the feta for the last 5-10 minutes in the oven and serve with pittas and tatziki. Delish.

maxineacikgoz's picture
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We just had this for dinner and it was delicious. Just wish we had made more of it! It'll become a regular in our household now.

esthermarypots's picture
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Just had this for dinner and it was yummy. Simple to make an it will definitely go on the rotation list for weekday meals.

krieken's picture
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Simple and yummy !

natsh1973's picture

Absolutely love this recipe- especially in the summer. I always cook the potatoes for a while on their own first and like others have said, add the tomatoes later. I also make far more than the recipe states. It's also a brilliant recipe to feed a crowd as I've done before as you can increase the quantities by however much you like then serve with Tzatziki and pitta breads.

jonswinburn's picture

rather bland - I put lots of seasoning in - maybe PLENTY means even more.
Supermarket mince is always a bit dull mind you

momshakespeare's picture

This is a family favourite. Great option for Sunday lunch / supper. I added garlic bulbs cut in half and a quartered lemon. Good with pinenuts as well.

kimberlyturner's picture
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I added some dried cranberries and apricots to the meat balls - delicious! Any veg to roast works, i threw in most of what I had in the fridge. Even my 18 year old son who only appears to enjoy processed food, loved this meal. I have it 5 stars :)

talie265's picture
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Delicious! As others have said I did make some amendments because the quantities given weren't enough to feed four people. I used 500g of lamb mince, 80g of breadcrumbs and added two carrots, a green pepper and some olives. I had to divide the ingredients between two roasting trays, as there was no way they'd all fit in one! I slightly cheated by serving it with shop bought potato wedges, which I cooked separately. Like other people I also added the tomatoes, olives and pepper part way through cooking. This dish went down really well - everyone wanted seconds, it has such a lovely combination of flavours with the lamb, mint and feta. Will definitely be making this again.

kandi1's picture

I cheated and used ready-made lamb meatballs to make it simpler. Due to the time of year I used new potatoes and they cooked fine in the time. A good family meal - even our toddler enjoyed it.

no1dolan's picture
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Excellent meal enjoyed by all. I par-boiled the potatoe wedges first worked well

xlittlestephx's picture
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Three words - beautiful, easy and delicious!!

grayhurley's picture
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Wife loved the flavour but a little dry, will add more cherry tomatoes next time. Didn't think about the tzatziki, will try that next time.

richas111's picture
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Lovely recipe and versatile to make changes to suit.
I roast the potatoes in a separate pan otherwise they go a bit soggy then I add them to the tray at the end. I also add peppers to bulk it out a bit.
Tried it last night with sweet potato and served with ainsley Harriet Moroccan cous cous which was nice.
I also always drizzle a bit of balsamic at the end and put the feta in a few mins before the end so it melts slightly.

fairystoryteller's picture
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I make this quite a lot but agree with other reviewers that you need to double the recipe - no way would the quantities given feed four! I put the potatoes and patties in on their own first for about 20 minutes and then add the veg and cook for another 40 minutes. I don't use cherry toms, just extra courgettes. Nice with tzatziki and the mint really sets it off.

sarahkdouglas's picture
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Absolutely delicious - you have to try this one! I used red peppers rather than courgettes, added olives, and sprinkled a bit of oregano over the veg. Served with herby yogurt and salad leaves - it went down a storm.

I agree about cooking the potatoes - next time I'll put them in 20 minutes before everything else. I'll probably also put the tomatoes in nearer the end too, as they all but disintegrated.

barryscuba's picture
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I put the wedges in first for 10 mins to give them a start and it all cooked together brilliantly. Had twice now and a favourite of my wifes.

jessilou's picture
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this went down a storm in our house. It is not enough on it's own, we made extra potato wedges/homemade chips to go with it but taste is fab. love lamb!

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