Welsh Lamb Crumble


  • 450g (1lb) lean minced Welsh lamb
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped up into small pieces
  • 30ml (2tbsp) plain flour
  • 300ml (1/2pt) lamb or vegetable stock
  • 15ml (1tbsp) tomato puree
  • 5ml (1tsp) dried mixed herbs
  • a little ground black pepper


  • 150g (6oz) plain flour
  • 75g (3oz) butter, cubed
  • 50g (2oz) oats
  • 50g (2oz) grated cheddar cheese


  1. Pre-heat your oven to Gas mark 5/190°C.
  2. Place the mince in a non-stick saucepan and dry fry for 5-6 minutes until browned.
  3. Add the onion and carrots and continue frying for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the flour and stir in well, then slowly add all the stock, tomato puree, herbs and black pepper. Bring to the boil and stir until thickened.
  5. Pour the mince mixture into an ovenproof dish (dish that can go into the oven).
  6. Make the crumble by putting the flour in a bowl, add the butter and rub in the flour. It should look like breadcrumbs. 
  7. Then add the cheese and oats, mix well and spoon the crumble over the mince mixture.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 25 mins until it’s a golden colour and crispy. This is lovely served with cooked peas or broccoli.


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Welsh Lamb Crumble

Welsh Lamb Crumble

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Recipe time:
Approx. 45 minutes

Top tips

Yes, a savoury crumble!

Most people think of a crumble as being sweet such as apple or rhubarb crumble.

The base of this is like a Shepherds pie but instead of a mashed potato topping we’ve

added a crispy, cheese and oaty crumble.