Tasty lamb casserole with peppers and apricots

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Serves: 4

By KentishLass

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp tomato puree

  • 1 pinch cinnamon

  • 1 large onion

  • 1 tin chopped tomato

  • 450g lamb mince

  • 400g rice, or pasta to serve

  • 1 clove garlic, optional

  • 3 peppers, red, yellow and green

  • 1 stock cubes, like lamb, vegetable etc

  • 80g dried apricots

Method

  1. Slice onions thinly in half moons and fry in a little oil till soft (add minced garlic if liked). I use a cast iron casserole pan with a lid.
  2. Add sliced peppers and stir fry for a few mins. Take out of pan and reserve.
  3. Brown the mince in whatever oil's left in the pan, then drain all the fat off - there will be a lot as lamb tends to be quite fatty.
  4. Then add onions & peppers back into the pan, stir.
  5. Add tomato puree, chopped apricots, cinnamon and salt & pepper.
  6. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, give everything a good stir and add about 250ml of stock made from your stock cube.
  7. Mix well, bring to the boil, then simmer for a good 30 mins or longer if you have time, so that you end up with a nice thick consistency.
  8. Put lid on pan to stop too much liquid evaporating if you need to keep it on the heat for longer.

Handy Hint

Serve with plain rice, or any pasta shape.

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Gluten Free

  • Autumn

  • Winter

  • Meat

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

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  • lucy687 08/03/11 20:30

    Delicious, very easy to put together, kids loved it - whizzed up for baby and with rice for toddler and husband was very impressed too!

  • KentishLass 29/01/08 09:52

    My kids have always loved this as the apricots and cinnamon give the dish a sweet taste. You are also getting lots of veg & vit C in them without them realising. Add pasta or rice and you have a complete balanced meal which is easy for any age to eat - whether blitzed to a mush for babies or just chopped a little for toddlers to manage.