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 1 year old; between 1 and 2 years old you will find it sold as…

  • 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 cucurbit, 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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27th Aug, 2019
I've just made this, and its DELICIOUS! Similarly to previous commenters, I roasted the wedges first, pan fried the lamb patties, then put the courgettes and patties into the roasting tin. I left the tomato until the very end. LOVE it! Can't wait to make it for Christmas over here in Australia.
19th Aug, 2019
Great potential but needs a lot of tweaking! It took about 70 mins to cook this way. It was nice though, next time I would: - par boil potatoes - brown meatballs first - add tomatoes later - add feta to oven for 5mins - double the quantities, especially for the meatballs
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24th Feb, 2018
Great easy recipe. Served with a French stick
15th Mar, 2017
It was absolutely delicious! to avoid potatoes getting soggy you need to keep removing the juices from the dish while its being baked. Also I did not put breadcrumbs or egg when making the meatballs which made them firmer. For me the flavours were spot on.
1st Jan, 2017
Fine, but a little bland. Meatballs and everything was OK, I just couldn't distinguish much flavour.
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26th Nov, 2016
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
1st Nov, 2016
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!
19th Oct, 2016
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.
7th Mar, 2016
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.
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Zoe Palman
15th Feb, 2016
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.


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