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Lamb Sloppy Joes Recipe From #TastyEasyLamb

Nothing beats the unique and delicious flavour of lamb. Whether it’s cooked with just a little seasoning or combined with exotic spices and flavours, lamb is the perfect hero ingredient for everyday meal occasions, whether you’re flying solo or cooking for family or friends.

Lamb is also a quick and simple meat to prepare which can be easily transformed for a variety of ethnic cuisines. From Moroccan lamb tagines to spicy quesadillas from Mexico; Ceylon lamb curry from Sri Lanka to Japanese style lamb yakitori, and not least forgetting delicious lamb burgers and kebabs perfect for al fresco dining over the summer – there is something to suit all tastes and every meal occasion.

This Lamb Cutlets Recipe is the perfect family meal and it is quick and easy to make! Give your everyday meals an exciting twist and check out for recipe inspiration.

Fancy comfort food but in no mood to wait for a delivery or go out into the cold to collect a takeaway? This Lamb Sloppy Joes recipe may be messy but it is well worth getting your hands dirty to enjoy.


– 500g minced lamb
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– 1 onion, peeled and chopped
– 1 garlic clove, crushed
– 1 small green pepper, diced into small cubes
– 350ml passata
– 4 tbsp ketchup (normal or spicy)
– 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
– 1 level tbsp brown sugar (optional)
– 1 tsp strong mustard
– 100ml water
– Salt and freshly ground black pepper
– Tabasco, optional
– 8 small hamburger rolls (or 6 large ones)
– 6 to 8 small slices cheddar cheese


1. Pour the oil into a large pan and add the lamb, onion, garlic and green pepper. Fry over a high heat, break up the mixture with a spatula to stop large clumps forming.
2. After browning well, add the passata, ketchup, Worcester sauce, brown sugar, mustard, and 100 ml water. Blend together and leave to simmer for 20 minutes over a gentle heat. Season with salt and black pepper and a little Tabasco, if you wish.
3. Heat the bread rolls in the oven or in a toaster. Fill them with the mixture, add a slice of cheddar and put a lid on.
4. Serve with potato wedges and a nice salad.

Tip: unlike other burgers, this one should be eaten with a knife and fork!


This feature was created for the ‘Lamb – Tasty, Easy, Fun Campaign’, a new campaign launched in association with Bord Bia with co-funding from the EU. Visit a tasty and fun destination for all things lamb.

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