Thursday, October 19, 2006

Ground Lamb and Orzo

If you like lamb, and are looking for an absolutely wonderful, quick recipe this is it!! It's like a Greek chili, and has multiple uses.


1 to 1-1/2 Lbs of ground lamb
3-5 Diced garlic cloves
1-Medium onion diced
1-1/2 TBS rosemary needles
1 Tsp ground or powdered oregano
2 TBS Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
3-cups of chicken broth
1 Cup orzo
Juice from 1/2 lemon


Brown the lamb, onion, rosemary, oregano, garlic in the olive oil until browned. Do not drain. When browned, add the chicken broth and the orzo. Cover and let simmer on VERY, very low heat for 15-minutes. Add lemon juice a few minutes before serving.

If you have leftovers, you can add bread crumbs, an egg to the leftovers, mix well, refrigerate. Flour the pattie on both sides before frying. Form chilled mixture into patties and fry them as you would a hamburger in olive oil. This would be a great time to make some pita bread and stuff the bread pockets with the fried pattie.