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Spicy Lamb Crumbles Recipe

This distinctive main course dish will surely delight everyone this season with its spicy flavor and rich twist.

How to Make Spicy Lamb Crumbles

Fall is here, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner! If you want to prepare a unique dish that the whole family will love, follow this recipe for the Spicy Lamb Crumbles. It is perfect for the Thanksgiving dinner, or even just as a casual taco or sandwich filling!


1 lb lean minced lamb
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 medium aubergine, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon chopped fresh red chili
1 tablespoon tomato puree
125 ml red wine or water
1 medium courgette, grated
50g sultanas
410g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
Black pepper, freshly ground
100g plain flour
1/4 cup olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 180°C/fan, 160°C/gas 4. Heat a large saucepan and add the lamb, searing it over high heat until browned. Add the onion and garlic then reduce the heat and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Grill the slices of aubergine for about 2 minutes on each side to soften them. Stir the spices and herbs, tomato puree and red wine or water into the lamb mixture and simmer for 5 minutes. Then add the courgette, sultanas, and chickpeas. Remove from heat and season with black pepper.
  • Spoon half the mixture into a deep baking dish. Layer the aubergine on top then add the remaining mince mixture. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and rub the oil until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Stir.
  • Lastly, sprinkle over the mince mixture and bake for 30-35 minutes.

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