Greek beans with seared lamb

Greek beans with seared lamb

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Braise butter beans or 'gigantes' with tomatoes, onion and garlic and serve with tender lamb fillet and crumbled feta cheese

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
437
protein
34g
carbs
22g
fat
24g
saturates
9g
fibre
8g
sugar
6g
salt
0.8g

Ingredients

  • 500g lamb fillet
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • small bunch dill, most chopped
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 2 x 400g cans gigante or butter beans, drained
  • 2 tbsp crumbled feta cheese

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Method

  1. Rub the lamb with ½ tbsp of the oil and 1 garlic clove. Season well and set aside to marinate while you prepare the beans, or for up to 2 hrs if you have time.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in a pan. Add the onion and remaining garlic, and season. Fry for 8 mins until soft. Add the tomato purée, chopped dill, vinegar, stock and beans, season, and simmer for 15 mins or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan until hot. Sear lamb on all sides, for about 5 mins in total. Rest, covered with foil, for 5 mins, then thickly slice. Serve the lamb with the beans, scattered with feta and the remaining dill leaves.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2012

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katy-vet's picture

Really lovely midweek meal, quick an easy, the dill really lifts it

aboogie's picture

really great summer dish..... everyone luvs it and its so easy

milamber3's picture

This is a lovely easy dish, I added a few baby spinach leaves at the end, it was delicious. It did require a little longer to cook the lamb though.

karenjohnson23's picture
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Quick easy tasty. Used garlic paste to marinate m & s cubed lamb. Didn't require anything extra so 437 calories for a serving made a low calorie healthy meal. 5 star (couldn't click stars as not working)

sllyst's picture
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The lamb took much longer than the recipe states which was frustrating, made it twice an put it in the over the second time. Was lovely when done though.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Quick to make and lifted usually boring butter beans. Really good with the feta. Served with crusty bread and sliced beef steak as we had some in the freezer.

sophielo's picture
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I used the right amount of stock & it took much longer than 15 mins - more like 35 mins I'd say, although I did have it on a very low simmer. Was really tasty though and I would definitely make again. With or without the lamb - it would make a tasty supper dish without the lamb but just adding the feta & maybe serving with a green salad & some fresh crusty bread.

nicojx's picture

I used 300ml stock and that seemed to evaporate in pretty much 15min... Tasted good. :)

jgluiz's picture

The stock mentioned in step 2 doesn't seem to appear in the ingredients list.

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