Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This simple recipe, made with ground lamb, borrows some of the flavors from Greek specialties, but takes only a few minutes to put together and serve for a speedy supper. Serve with a Greek style salad for a complete meal. This also freezes well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large, nonstick skillet, brown the ground lamb with onion and garlic.
  2. When lamb is no longer pink, tip pan and with spoon remove any accumulated fat.
  3. Stir in tomato puree, water, cinnamon and oregano.
  4. Sprinkle with pepper; bring just to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add more water if it seems too thick.
  6. To serve, mound rice on serving plates and top with lamb mixture.
  7. To freeze: Combine lamb and rice and put into freezer container.
Most Helpful

This is so very good! I added a wee bit more garlic (we adore it!) and when I needed more liquid I added some white wine. After it was done I tasted it and felt it needed salt (I must be on a sodium kick)so I added it. Tasted again and still not enough for ME, so I added a generous squirt of ketchup,(I'm sorry, I just HAD to) and then it was sodium perfection for me! Serve this over rice pilaf instead of white rice and was in heaven. Thanks for the quick, easy, tasty dinner recipe. It will be a repeat!

Michelle S. February 10, 2003

Pretty good stuff. I halved the recipe to use up some lamb but accidentally didn't halve the water, so the flavor was a bit watery (my fault). I used a lot more of the spices and added about 3/4 tsp salt (didn't measure). Also threw in a pinch of crushed red pepper. Served with rice that was cooked with garam masala. Thanks :)

flower7 June 03, 2005

This was quite tasty. I also felt it needed quite a bit of salt. I added a beef bouliion cube and then tasted and still added a bit more salt. The next time I made it I added a pinch of crushed chiles. Mmmmmmm

Jenfrito November 14, 2004