Spiced lamb with bulghar & tahini dressing

Spiced lamb with bulghar & tahini dressing

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

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Serves 2

Flavour lamb mince with cumin and coriander and serve on a bed of tabbouleh-style wheat with parsley, tomatoes and sesame dressing

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  • 2½ tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 100g bulghar wheat
  • 1 tbsp tahini paste
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 200g lamb mince
  • 100g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • small bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped

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  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a non-stick frying pan. Tip in the onions and cook for 15 mins until caramelised – 5 mins from the end, add 2 cloves of the garlic and the chilli. Remove from the pan and set side.
  2. Cook the bulghar wheat following pack instructions, then drain thoroughly. Mix the tahini, 1 tbsp of the lemon juice, the remaining garlic, yogurt and seasoning together, and thin with 1-2 tbsp of water.
  3. In the onion pan, heat the remaining oil. Add the cumin seeds and coriander and fry for a min. Add the mince and fry for 5 mins until cooked through. Tip in the onion mix and heat through.
  4. Stir the tomatoes, spring onions, parsley, remaining lemon juice and seasoning into the bulghar wheat, then spread it out on a serving dish. Top with the lamb mince and a drizzle of yogurt dressing.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2014

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rich1e's picture
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Made this for dinner tonight and would thoroughly recommend it. The only changes I'd advise...
1. Add less lemon juice to the bulghar wheat
2. Add a variety of herbs to the bulghar wheat...I used mint, parsley and coriander.

shinobidef's picture
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Made these using dana kiyma and both me and the boyfriend really enjoyed it. Was a little bit apprehensive about the tahini dressing as tasted really strong and also had to thin mine out quite a bit as our Greek yoghurt was especially thick. However, tahini dressing worked amazingly well with the flavours. It's already on the menu for next week!