Planning and preparing your weekly meal prep can be tiring and even the most delicious meal can get boring by day three or four. So what if you could take one cut of meat and use it for several different and exciting meals throughout the week?
Enter lamb mince – the tasty, versatile and easy to cook solution that will help you mix up your summer repertoire. Helping you save time and money, these recipes will add flavour and variety to your previously stale routine.
Whether you are cooking for two with a lamb mince and eggplant san choy bau, entertaining guests with a Greek lamb mince nachos to share, or enjoying fresh summer ingredients with a tasty Vietnamese style lamb mince salad for the family, these recipes will have you covered every day of the week.
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A tasty light salad to get you through the warm summer Evenings.
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
500g lamb mince
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 small butter lettuce, leaves torn
2 small carrots, peeled and shredded
2 small Lebanese cucumbers, peeled into ribbons
200g grape tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup (80ml) Vietnamese dressing + extra, to serve
Coriander sprigs, fresh sliced chilli, prawn crackers and lime wedges, to serve
Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook onion for 1-2 minutes until slightly softened. Add mince and ground coriander. Season and cook, breaking up mince with a wooden spoon, for 4-5 minutes or until browned. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine lettuce, carrot, cucumber and tomatoes. Drizzle with dressing, season and toss to coat. Top salad with lamb mixture.
Serve with coriander sprigs, chilli, prawn crackers, lime wedges and extra dressing.
Lamb leg steaks, thinly sliced, or lamb meatballs would also work well in this recipe
Roll salad up into softened rice paper wrappers for Vietnamese rolls.
Leftover mince mixture can be used in a crunchy baguette, tacos or a noodle bowl.
Vietnamese dressing is available in the Asian section of most supermarkets or Asian grocers.