Lamb mince is convenient, protein-packed and versatile!
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From vegetable-bulking and adding a few pantry staple ingredients to your favourite lamb meals to entertaining at home to opting for moreish home-cooked lamb-loaded meals instead of take-out, here’s how we’ll be saving with lamb mince in 2023.
Baked lamb mince-loaded meals when cooking for a crowd:
A cheat’s moussaka that’ll go the extra mile where budget and hungry mouths are concerned! Just because you might be looking to stretch the food budget in 2023, doesn’t mean you can’t entertain at home. You can feed a crowd easily with only 500g of lamb mince with this fully loaded moussaka recipe.
While all from-scratch lasagne recipes are a real labour of love, this lamb and vegetable lasagne is the real MVP! Not only is it a budget-friendly recipe that’s bulked up with lots of hidden veg, it’s the perfect lamby meat and veggies-loaded baked pasta combo that’s guaranteed to be a family and crowd favourite!
This hearty lamb mince pot pie with a cornbread topping feeds eight people easily and uses a few staples like grated carrots, maize meal and tinned corn to make your favourite lamb mince meal go that little bit further this 2023.
Inspired by your favourite take-out meals:
Swap out a costly take-out Taco Tuesday with a budget-approved home-cooked Tortilla Tuesday! These spicy lamb tortillas, served loaded with store-bought beetroot hummus and crispy chickpeas, hit all the right flavour boxes.
Make lamb kebab tikka masala in an affordable lamb meatball style! It’s a hearty, flavoursome curry that will beat your favourite take-out version hands down from both a taste and cost perspective!
South African-esque kuier-kos:
One of the easiest ways to stretch the food budget is to bulk up protein-rich lamb mince with a pantry staple like tinned lentils or an assortment of your favourite vegetables. Loaded with carrots, beets and lentils, these lamb roosterkoek burgers are an absolute treat! Oh, and they’re load-shedding friendly!
The fusion meal you’ve all been waiting for – South African-style nachos. Nicely spiced lamb mince served with homemade magwinya-style (vetkoek) chips, chakalaka salad and amasi dressing, you’ll be saving with this affordable meal without even knowing it!
Roasted lamb meatballs with sweet potato wedges and chakalaka sauce – not only is this a delish meal waiting to happen in 2023, but leftovers lunch never looked so good and affordable because nothing is more costly than having to buy quick, convenient work lunch on the fly!
If it’s the simple pleasures you’re looking forward to in 2023, then this SA-inspired lamb and toasted mealie meal pizza is just the recipe for you! Made simply with store-bought bread dough, mealie meal, lamb mince and topped with a cream cheese mango-chutney drizzle – it’s bound to stretch that budget just a little further this year.
Protein-loaded Carb-kween 2023:
Filled with couscous, lamb mince, sultanas and a variety of fragrant spices, these Moroccan-style lamb pastillas are seriously affordable and deliver on that perfect sweet-savoury sensation with a buttery crisp finish.
From homemade flatbreads to fancying up store-bought mango atchar with a few simple ingredients, this lamb mince-filled toastie is a must-try and guaranteed to be cheaper than ordering a toastie when out and about!
Loaded with celery, grated carrot, frozen peas and frozen corn, these jacket potatoes filled with roast lamb mince stuffing couldn’t be more affordable even if they tried! Plus you nearly get your five-a-day in one tasty potato-boat bite, so what’s not to like?
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