Lamb Sloppy Joes

PREP: 15 mins COOK: 20 mins Add to My Favourites


Makes 4 to 8

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



Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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. 

Step 4

Serve with potato wedges and a nice salad. 


Unlike other burgers, this one should be eaten with a knife and fork!

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