Highly voted for this recipe by you all. I spend most of my days either in the kitchen or in my living room being inspired by famous chefs all around the world. I don't usually invest in recipe books but lately I have the urge to splash on a whole load of recipe books. Starting of with my favourite Jamie Oliver! I love how he creates the most delicious looking meals in just matter of minutes!
Anyways I'm sure we all have our favourite chef's who inspire us. In the meantime, I want to share a dish that was inspired by Jamie Oliver with a little twist of my own. Hope you all enjoy it and if you follow me on Instagram, don't forget to tag me, I would love to see the end results!
1 kg lamb mince
1 large leek chopped
1 red pepper sliced
3 tbsp of olive oil
3 crushed garlic
1 tbsp paprika
1 tin of black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 tbsp of chipotle chilli flakes
1 jar of tomato sauce
1 cube of vegetable stock
1 tbsp of tomato paste
1 small of cherry tomatoes
1 pack of Romaine lettuce
Salt & Pepper for seasoning
2 large sweet potatoes roasted in the oven
Saute leeks, peppers and cherry tomatoes in olive at a medium heat until they look caramelised. Add the lamb mince on full heat for 1 to 2 minutes until the mince has turned brown. Then add the crushed garlic and stir for a couple of minutes to let the garlic flavour soak in. Add chipotle chilli flakes, paprika, tomato puree, tomato sauce and black beans. Stir on full heat for 1 to 2 minutes then add your vegetable stock (I did not mix the stock with water as there was enough sauce in the pan. Therefore, instead I crushed the cube and sprinkled it all over the sauce in order to have the sauce maintain a bit of thick.) Give it a good stir in order for the stock to melt and release all the flavour. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Let it simmer on medium low heat for approximately 20 minutes.
Finally serve the filling on a romaine lettuce, top this with a teaspoon of salsa sauce, couple of red jalapenos, grated cheese and coriander. This dish was accompanied by roasted sweet potato chips that were drizzled with some olive oil, honey, salt and pepper.
The beauty about this dish is that people will expect a tortilla wrap or a chappati or even french bread (which are all possibilities) but nothing beats the astonishment of faces when they see the lettuce as a serving dish. Not to forget the excitement after the crunch which makes it all
My favourite dish that is quick, easy and full of flavour!