Moroccan Lamb Mince (243 calories) – with Bulgar Wheat stuffed roasted marrow & Tzatziki (Total meal 475 cals)

IMG_1676Moroccan Lamb Mince (243 calories) – with Bulgar Wheat stuffed roasted marrow & Tzatziki (Total meal 475 cals)

Preparation Time:25 mins

Cooking Time:1 hr

Serves: 6

Calories per serving: 243.0


Lamb, Mince, 20% Fat – 1 Pack/500g

Raw Onions – 115g

Red Pepper -140g

Garlic – 1 Clove/3g

Carrots, Raw – 115g

Celery, Tesco – 41g

Olive Oil -1 Tsp/5ml

Cinnamon, Ground – 1 Tsp/3g

Nutmeg, Ground -1 Tsp/3g

Thyme, Dried – 2 Tsps/2g

Sumac Spice – 1 Serving/5g

Tamarind Paste – 3 Tsps/15g


Peel and finely dice onions and garlic cloves. Wash/peel and finely dice celery and carrot. De-seed the pepper, removing stalk and chop into 1cm pieces.

Put oil into a large lidded pan, and put onto a medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and fry over a medium heat for 5 – 10 minutes. Then add the garlic and continue to fry until the onion is soft and translucent (don’t allow to brown).

Add the lamb mince and turn up the heat slightly. Fry until the lamb mince is browned. Add the herbs and spices and the tamarind paste. Stir over the heat to release the oils.

Lower heat to a low simmer, put lid on pan and cook for a further 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to prevent sticking until all ingredients are cooked.

Serve with rice, couscous or use to stuff peppers or a marrow!

In the picture, I mixed the lamb with 35g of raw weight bulgar wheat per person (steamed in the microwave), then stuffed into 226g of a giant courgette marrow – which had previously been roasted in the oven (200 degrees, 40 minutes, brushed with 6ml of olive oil). Served with some homemade tzatziki (42 calories)

Once the mince and bulgar wheat was stuffed into the marrow halves, returned to the oven (200 degrees) for 20-25 minutes. The flavour of the mince soaks into the marrow and the top layer of bulgar wheat takes on a really nice crunch!

I have four portions of the mince left over going into the freezer. Will use them to stuff peppers or large tomatoes next time!

Nutrition Data Per Serving

Calories (kcal) 243.0

Carbohydrate (g) 6.2

Fat (g) 17.4

Fibre (g) 1.7

Fruit & Veg 0.9

Protein (g) 14.8

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