Baked lamb steaks

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Lamb steaks with mint salsa
Lamb steaks with mint salsa
  • Serves: 4

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Lamb is cheap and very easy to cook and for this baked lamb steaks recipe each portion is under 400 calories. It bakes in the oven, leaving you to get on with something else and as it's so low on fat it is great if you're on a diet but still want a really satisfying meal! Cooking all the ingredients together in one pan allows them to infuse each other with their rich flavours for a really satisfying meal that doesn't need gravy. We've added fresh herbs at the last minute instead, to give a final hit of flavour - delicious!


  • 275g (10oz) new potatoes, thickly sliced
  • 1tbsp oil
  • 4 lamb leg steaks
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 450ml (3/4pt) lamb stock
  • 1tbsp) Worcestershire sauce
  • 2tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Fresh oregano or thyme leaves to garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/gas 5. Parboil the potatoes in lightly salted water for 2-3 mins. Drain well.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the lamb steaks over a high heat for 1-2 mins on each side until browned. Transfer to a shallow ovenproof dish.
  3. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and fry for 5 mins. Stir in the stock and Worcestershire sauce and bring to the boil. Pour over the lamb steaks and add the potatoes. Sprinkle with dried herbs, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper,
  4. and cook for 30 mins.
  5. 4 Add the cherry tomatoes and return to the oven for a further 10-15 mins. Served garnished with fresh oregano or thyme leaves.

Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 382(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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It must be an old recipe. Lamb used to be cheaper back then.

C Hogg

I made this for my evening meal and it was delicious, the only addition was a little tomato puree. Would make again and recommend, thanks.

colin lloyd

Great recipe easy and quick very tasty! If your lamb was tough change your butcher!


Cooked this for dinner tonight, it was delicious, tender and every easy.I found the the lamb was a reasonable price. Highly recommend this recipe.

Janice Jane

The whoopsie aisle is the reduced section, when it has to be sold that day or disposed of Babs. The meat goes from anything from 30% off to nearly 80% at the end of the day. Obviously not much gets to 80%.


What's a whoopsie aisle we don't have that where I live in Scotland,and what kind of lamb can you buy for £5 to feed four people ?

Terry troewr

1 or 2 minutes parboiling is woefully short


Lamb is cheap when you buy it at the whoopsie aisle in your local Asda or Morrisons, I never buy expensive cuts full price, I got plenty for a family of four for £5 . Making this as I speak will feedback later.


Made the meal this evening. Extremely easy and very tasty. Well done for the recipe! Forget the comment 'lamb is cheap' because we all know it isn't but as a little treat to ourselves this meal fulfills the bill. Enjoy!

Shannon Kennedy

Left out tomatoes and used beef stock. Used rosemary oregano thyme bay leaf. Turned out fabulous!! Definitely will want to use this again!!


Try popping a spot of caviar on's even cheaper


The recipe went down very well here. I didn't feel like foraging for fresh herbs in the dark and rain, so only used dried rosemary, cut out the worcester sauce, made a bit of stock/gravy from the pan scrapings, added some soy sauce and a little red wine - plus the tomatoes, salt and pepper. I put the tomatoes on top of the steaks at the beginning of the oven cooking and they absorbed all the flavours, as well as keeping the meat from drying. Cooking in the oven for just over a half hour made the steaks much more tender than when I had previously grilled them.


My husband loves it reminds me of a Lancashire hotpot


Had neither lamb stock nor Worcestershire sauce so substituted with veg stock, a glug of port and a splash of soy sauce. Worked a treat. In fact, that's how I'll make it next time too.


Complete crap! Lamb is not cheap, and this receipe made me regret even using it. The lamb is not tender .

steve chef

in the oven now with the addition of a Tbspn of medeira red wine vinegar added to the jus' ....the jus' tastes and smells divine.


This is lovely, especially with the addition of a little red wine and some rosemary out of the garden!


I cooked this recipe last night and it is nice and simple but next time I will slow braise the meat over a few hours as this should make the meat more tender. The meat was not tender enough for my liking, using the method given.


"Lamb is cheap"? Does the copywriter buy her own food?


This is a great recipe! It's easy for people who get scared of the kitchen and sooo tasty, thank you!


Fabulous so tender. Lamb is not cheap so was very worried about how to cook it.

Shelley Dickson

Lamb is not cheap. Not at all. What a thing to say :s. Anyway recipe looks nice, I shall try it.

Juan Manuel.

A very good one, thanks so much!

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