A few months ago I received a boneless leg of lamb courtesy of Lean on Lamb and asked to develop a healthy dish with the lamb. I decided to grind it and mix it in with pasta, some vegetables and mozzarella. My recipe is below.
The recipe will be judged by a panel of culinary experts and I might even win an iPad!
Ground Lamb with Whole Wheat Shells, Broccoli Rabe, Fresh
Tomatoes and Mozzarella
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 ½ large white onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, sliced
1 1/2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, ground
Salt & pepper to taste
9 cups chopped broccoli rabe
1 pound whole wheat medium pasta shells, cooked according to
1 ½ cups grape tomatoes, halved
10 ounces fresh Mozzarella, cubed
Red pepper flakes to taste
1.Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add onions
and let them sweat for 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 3 more minutes.
2.Add ground lamb and cook until it is no longer
pink. Season with salt and pepper.
3.Add broccoli rabe and cook for 5 more minutes.
4.Add cooked pasta and heat through.
5.Serve the dish in shallow bowls topped with
fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and red pepper flakes.
Note: in the winter time you can add canned tomatoes and
shredded mozzarella, transfer everything into a baking dish and let the cheese
bubble under the broiler.