Savoury lamb mince (with pomegranate molasses)

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Our son gave us a bottle of pomegranate molasses. I found this recipe while looking for ways to use it. It is really tasty, but a bit on the dry side. We used the baba ganouj as a sauce, and that worked really well.

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  • add   salt
  • add   1 tablespoon pepper
  • add   1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • add   2 tablespoons dried mint
  • add   2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • add   2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • add   1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • add   50 g toasted pine nuts (reserve a few to garnish)
  • add   1 kg lean ground lamb
  • add   1 tablespoon olive oil
  • add   2 onions
  • add   3 cloves garlic
  • add   1 bunch fresh mint, chopped (reserve a few sprigs for garnish)


  1. Heat oil in a pan, and add the onions and garlic.
  2. Cook over medium heat until golden and softened.
  3. Add the lamb mince, and cook until all the meat has changed colour and it it well brownned.
  4. Add the remaing herbs and spices and mix through.
  5. Add the pomegranate molasses and pine nuts (remember to reserve a few), mix through the mince and leave to rest.
  6. Serve with oven toasted Turkish bread and Baba Ganoush.