7 cities. 54 chefs. It's Lamb Jam Restaurant Month.
Learn More
October 5, 2020

Sweet Potato Moroccan American Lamb Bowls


Recipe Provided By
"The Curious Plate"
Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

45 MIN

Total Time

1 HR





  • 2 large sweet potatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound boneless American Lamb Shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 small fennel bulb, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Labneh or Greek yogurt
  • Fresh mint, for garnish


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cook the sweet potatoes for about 20 to 25 minutes (flipping halfway through) or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Meanwhile, preheat a skillet with a lid to medium-high heat. Add olive oil to the skillet and then the American Lamb. Sear the lamb for a few minutes on each side then add in the cumin, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Cover the skillet with a lid. This will help lock in the flavor and make sure the lamb doesn't dry out. Keep the lid on for about 7 to 10 minutes and then remove the lamb from the skillet and set aside on a plate.

In a bowl combine fennel, red onion, and apple cider vinegar. To serve: place three sweet potato slices on a plate. Top with lamb cubes, fennel mixture, a dollop of labneh, and fresh mint. Repeat process for remaining plates.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

Chunks of lamb shoulder cooking in pan
Roasted sweet potato slices on baking sheet
thermometer timer illustration
Visit our Lamb Cooking Time & Temperature page for recipe inspiration and tips on preparing the perfect lamb.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *