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[Leftover] Lamb Shakshuka
with cucumbers / baba ganoush

Active: 30 min Total: 40 min
With leftover spiced lamb from earlier in the week, this unique twist on shakshuka (baked eggs in tomato sauce) is an easy, fun meal to round out the week.

Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Middle-Eastern Spiced Lamb:
  • Paprika, smoked - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 tsp
  • Mint - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Lamb, ground - 1 lb (sub any ground meat)
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 2 tsp
Lamb Shakshuka:
  • Carrots - 5 oz, shredded (look for pre-shredded)
  • Bell peppers, any color - 1, sliced
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Jalapenos (opt) - 3, seeds removed and diced (sub green bell pepper)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Za'atar - 1 Tbsp
  • Middle-Eastern Spiced Lamb (ingredients listed separately) - ~2 cups
  • Tomatoes, diced (28 oz / 794 g) - 1 can
  • Eggs - 8
Cucumber Spears with Baba Ganoush:
  • Cucumbers - 10 oz, sliced into spears for dipping
  • Baba ganoush, store-bought - 8 oz

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Prep

  1. Make spice mix - (Skip if made ahead for Tuesday.) Combine smoked paprika, cumin, coriander, salt, black pepper, and cinnamon. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Carrots / Bell peppers / Onions / Jalapenos - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Cucumbers / Mint (skip mint if lamb was made ahead for Tuesday) - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. (Skip this step if lamb was already cooked ahead for Tuesday.) Heat a large skillet or saute pan, that you have a lid for, with oil over medium heat. Add lamb and cook, breaking it apart, until nearly cooked through. Add spice mix and continue cooking until lamb is browned and fully cooked, 8 to 10 minutes total. In the last two minutes of cooking, stir in aminos and mint. Drain any excess grease off lamb and set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet or saute pan that you have a lid for over medium heat (or, if you just cooked the lamb, return that pan to heat). Add oil and then carrots, bell peppers, onions, and jalapenos with some salt. Saute until tender, 7 to 8 minutes.
  3. To aromatics add za’atar, lamb, and diced tomatoes (including liquid). Simmer for ~4 minutes to let flavors come together.
  4. Crack eggs into tomatoes. Lower heat to medium, cover, and cook for ~5 minutes or until eggs are cooked to your liking.
  5. Serve shakshuka with cucumbers on the side and baba ganoush for dipping. Enjoy!

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Reviews

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12 reviews

Used pita chips. Good but not great. Favorite part was the salsa, will make for future dishes. Lots of leftover yogurt! Also not sure worth the cost of lamb, might try a different protein next time.

By: Keryna
Posted: Oct 11, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Good but not great. I didn't really like the za'atar yogurt and I didn't feel like the whole meal was worth the cost of the lamb.

By: Chelsea
Posted: Oct 09, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Pita chips worked well. Carrots were a nice surprise

By: Jennifer
Posted: Oct 09, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Subbed 50% turkey and 50% veal. Nice switch-up over typical nacho bar food.

By: Michael
Posted: Oct 09, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great twist on nachos! The yogurt dressing was delicious.

By: Melody
Posted: Oct 05, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We ended up cheating and making Mexican nachos, but everyone loved it as a meal.

By: Renee
Posted: Oct 04, 2020
Diet: Original
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