Lamb crumble


1 celery stick

2 medium onions

2 carrots

100g Cheddar cheese

1 x 15ml spoon chives

450g lean minced lamb

1 x 15ml spoon dried rosemary

1 lamb stock cube

425ml water

2 x 15ml spoon flour

2 x 15ml spoon tomato purée

3 x 15ml spoon Worcestershire sauce

Black pepper

75g wholemeal plain flour

75g plain flour

75g butter


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  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C or Gas Mark 4.
  2. Prepare the ingredients:
    • finely chop the celery;
    • peel and finely chop the onions;
    • peel and finely chop the carrots;
    • grate the cheese;
    • chop the chives.
  1. Dry fry the minced lamb in a large saucepan for 5-8 minutes until brown.
  2. Stir-in the celery, onions, carrots and rosemary - cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Make up the stock.
  4. Stir in the flour, tomato purée, Worcestershire sauce, stock and a few twists of black pepper.
  5. Bring the mixture to the boil and then reduce the heat.
  6. Spoon the mince mixture into an ovenproof dish or four individual ovenproof dishes.
  7. Place the wholemeal and plain flour into a large mixing bowl.
  8. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  9. Stir in the cheese and chives.
  10. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the mince.
  11. Bake the crumble for 30 minutes, until golden brown on top and bubbling.

Top tips:

Serve with green vegetables and new potatoes.


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