Minted Lamb with Couscous

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    8hrs 35mins
  • Serves icon
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Lamb and mint make the perfect pair. Here sweet lamb is paired with earthy beets and couscous for a light, flavorful meal.

recipe updated Jun 8, 2020


  • Onion icon
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    2 (about 12 g)
  • Water icon
    1 ¾ cups (about 420 g)
  • Cooked beets icon
    Cooked beets
    1 cup (about 172.8 g)
  • Lemon icon
    1 (about 58 g)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    as needed
  • Mint icon
    as needed
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    1 tbsp (about 13.65 g)
  • Lamb shoulder icon
    Lamb shoulder
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    2 tbsp (about 16.2 g)
  • Mint jelly icon
    Mint jelly
    3 tbsp (about 60.75 g)
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine
    ¾ cup (about 160.8 g)
  • Lamb stock icon
    Lamb stock
    1 ¼ cups (about 300 g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Couscous icon
    1 cup (about 158.4 g)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl
  • kCook icon Serving plate
  • kCook icon Medium cast iron skillet
  • kCook icon Small bowl

Step preview

  1. Heat olive oil to a clean medium cast iron skillet
  2. Add lamb shoulder to the medium cast iron skillet
  3. Fry evenly until browned
  4. Transfer content of medium cast iron skillet to slow cooker bowl
  5. Add onion to the meat
  6. Fry in frying pan until softened - 5 min
  7. Stir in garlic clove and all purpose flour to the meat
  8. Add mint jelly and red wine to the meat
  9. Mix in until smooth
  10. Add lamb stock to the meat
  11. Season with salt & pepper
  12. Boil in frying pan while stirring occasionally
  13. Transfer content of medium cast iron skillet to meat and cover
  14. Cook in slow cooker - 8 hr, high heat
  15. Add couscous, water, cooked beets, lemon and olive oil to a clean small bowl
  16. Season with salt & pepper
  17. Cover with kitchen towel
  18. Let rest then fluff with a fork - 5 min
  19. Add fresh parsley and mint to the couscous
  20. Mix
  21. Transfer meat to serving plate
  22. Spoon couscous into serving plate
  23. Serve
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