While it’s getting a little warmer outside, the nights can still be chilly. What better way to warm up the whole family than with a traditional, hearty mince dish that will have them begging for seconds? This tasty treat comes straight from the kitchen of Ella the Cook, using our iconic Tomato and Onion blend, and you’re sure to love it.

Why cook with lamb?

It may surprise you to see Ella used lamb, not beef, mince in this recipe. Did you know that lamb is packed with minerals and nutrients? Including zinc, B12, and iron, vitamins we’re often low in during the winter season. It’s also a great source of protein to build muscle and help you keep in shape.

It has a tender and mild flavour, less fatty than the taste of beef, which gives it a broad appeal and makes it easy to incorporate into your meals in any season. While it’s a popular dish in some European countries, especially Greece, you don’t find it on as many South African dinner tables as you probably should.

While it still counts as a red meat if you’re trying to keep your diet clean, it’s a great meat to incorporate in moderation. With its different flavour profile, it also adds a new and fresh twist to your favourite meat dishes, and the whole family is guaranteed to enjoy it.

Try this delicious lamb mince

Now you know all about the health benefits of lamb, why not give it a try? This delicious lamb mince from Ella the Cook is guaranteed to be a hit with the family, redolent in taste and the perfect comfort food. Here’s what you need to make this amazing family meal. Doesn’t her specially cooked dish just look delicious?
IG @ellakhumalo_the_cook- Lamb Mince

  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 can Miami Tomato & Onion Mix
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp medium curry powder
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 1 handful mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 handful robot peppers, chopped
  • Salt and pepper for taste

Gently warm the oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry the mince until brown, and set to one side. Using the same pan, heat together the remainder of the oil, with the carrot and mushrooms. Stir in the extra spices. Saute until soft and tender, then pour in the Miami tomato and onion can. When it’s warmed through, add back the browned mince and the peppers, and cook on a medium heat for around 5 minutes. Season to taste and allow to simmer until you’re ready to serve.

This tasty home-cooked meal pairs perfectly with pap, rice, or a soft, crusty, bread, and it is sure to delight the whole family. Why not give this winter warmer a spin tonight and taste the Miami Canners and Ella the Cook difference for yourself?

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