Greek lamb tray bake

Greek lamb tray bake

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Give the family a taste of the Med with this satisfying one-pan lamb dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal388
  • fat19g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre3g
  • protein22g
  • salt0.77g
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  • 50g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 250g lamb mince



    A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender…

  • 1 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 2 onions, halved



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • large handful mint, chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 2 large potatoes, cut into wedges



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 courgettes, cut into batons



    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 50g feta cheese, crumbled


  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.

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Comments (71)

balck777's picture

This was not popular in our house. The meatballs were nice and I'd have them again, but the potatoes and vegetables were soggy from sitting in the juices. I think it would be improved by cooking the potatoes separately.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

This was lovely but I did change it a bit. I used shop bought meatballs which I fried separately. I also roasted the potatoes separately as we like them really crispy. I roasted 2 onions with the courgette and added the tomatoes and feta about 10 minutes from the end of cooking time so they didn't get zapped too much. Sprinkled fresh mint over the top at the end. We liked it so much that we had it twice in a week!

KasiaW30's picture

Absolutely delicious, whole family enjoyed this last night including fussy six years old :-) I pre-boiled potatoes prior to putting dish in the oven. I will definitely make this again.

jax-james2004's picture

The whole family really enjoyed this. I did tweek it slightly as I don't have many feta eaters in the house so baked some halloumi in it instead. Squeaky cheese is always a winner but went really well in this dish.

Zoe Palman's picture

This one's a keeper! Made it so many times I've lost count. It's a great dish for entertaining served with tzatziki, pittas and goes well with the gigantes plaki recipe.

hannahcgreen's picture

This is absolutely delicious! The mint really makes the meatballs so yummy. We added carrots for some extra veg and we didn't need to parboil the potatoes - we just put them in about 20 mins before everything else and it was all ready at the same time.

charlotte271292's picture

Family favourite!!

CHS's picture

Lovely, had this a few times now. To make it really quick we have used ready made meatballs & frozen potato wedges. Still lovely!

katmam's picture

Love this! Great flavours! Raw patties freeze well.

3nations's picture

I didn't have any mint so substituted Rosemary ( in moderation) instead and it really worked well. The patties still looked a bit pale so I would fry them off briefly next time to get browned appearance like the photo. Delicious and filling- using 500g mince for 4

vancoolie's picture

Really tasty dish. I rolled the lamb patties in some flour to give extra crunch and a golden baked colour. When you stuff this lot into a pitta, it is pure heaven.

mishime's picture

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

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

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

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

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.


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