Lamb meatball, sweet potato and turmeric tagine recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 545 calories / serving
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This delicious twist on the classic lamb tagine features heavenly lamb meatballs, sat atop a bed of richly spiced sweet potato.
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large tagine or casserole dish over a medium heat. Sweat the onion and cumin seeds for 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the lamb mince and ground spices (reserve 1/2 tsp of the turmeric) in a large mixing bowl with some seasoning. Mix well with your hands and take tablespoons of the mixture and shape into meatballs.
  3. Add the sweet potato to the onion and cumin and sprinkle over the remaining turmeric, mixing well. Cover with the stock and sit the meatballs on top.
  4. Bring the tagine to a simmer, then cover and cook gently for 20-25 minutes until the meatballs are cooked and the sweet potato is soft. Add the sultanas 5 minutes before the meatballs are ready. Remove from the heat and adjust the seasoning to taste.

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  • Ingredients

  • 400g (13oz) lean lamb mince
  • 50ml (2fl oz) olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 50g (2oz) sultanas
  • 500ml (17fl oz) vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper
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  • Energy 2278kj 545kcal 27%
  • Fat 27g 39%
  • Saturates 8g 40%
  • Sugars 24g 27%
  • Salt 1.2g 20%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 56.2g Protein 23g Fibre 7.9g

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