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January 21, 2021

American Lamburger Helper


Recipe Provided By
"Clean Eats and Treats"
Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

20 min

Total Time

35 min



lamb loin chops with cucumber mint salad and sweet and smoky tahini


  • 12 ounces cavatappi pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1 pound American Ground Lamb
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 to 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup asiago cheese
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup parsley, optional


Bring a stock pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion and sauté until translucent.

Add American Ground Lamb, sprinkle with salt. Sauté, breaking up the lamb with a spatula, until the lamb is cooked through and no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.* Drain excess fat. 

*Note: The USDA recommends ground lamb reach an internal temperature of 160F.

Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, broth (starting with one cup) and remaining spices. Add cooked pasta. Adjust broth as needed to reach desired consistency.

Remove from heat and add heavy cream, asiago and cheddar cheeses and stir to combine.

Sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe notes: To reheat- warm in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add beef broth 1/4 cup at a time to rehydrate noodles. Serve when noodles are soft and dish is warmed through.

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