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Pulled Lamb Pie

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What is more comforting than a big hearty pulled lamb pie?


  • 1½ medium onions
  • 2kg leg of lamb (deboned)
  • 1 large heaped tbs minced garlic
  • VOO (Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 10 large brown mushrooms
  • 170g baby carrots
  • 1 liter boiling water
  • 300ml good quality red wine
  • 150ml port


  • Freshly ground coriander
  • Salt
  • BBQ Spices
  • 12 cloves


  1. Cut onions into medium size chunks
  2. Fry until shiny in a large pot.
  3. Add the garlic, fry until fragrant, scoop out, and set aside.
  4. Cut the meat up into large pieces, and fry in batches.
  5. Add ½ of the onion/garlic mix and all the meat back into the pot.
  6. Add water, red wine, and port and cook for ± 3 hours on low-medium heat.
  7. The meat should be soft and tender and you should be able to pull it apart with a fork.
  8. Slice mushrooms and set them aside.
  9. Cut carrots into cubes and add to the pot and cook until semi-soft – not mushy soft.
  10. Add the other ½ of the onion/garlic, all the mushrooms, and if needed additional spice (to your taste).
  11. Cook for another ½-1 hour.
  12. If you run low on liquid, add a bit of additional water, but be cautious not to overdo it.
  13. It should not be watery.  You can use some cornstarch (Maiziena) to thicken it if needed.
Pulled Lamb Pie

In the meantime, prepare Mashed Potatoes.


  • 3 large potatoes
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Salt
  1. Cook the potatoes until soft and prepare the mash.
  2. Add salt to taste, butter, and milk to get a good soft consistency.
  3. Scoop the meat into a large 13 x 9 2 x 2.5-inch dish.
  4. Top with the mashed potatoes.
  5. Paint with egg wash.
  6. Draw criss-cross patterns with a fork on the potatoes.
  7. Return to the oven and heat through, and also grill the potato top until slightly brown.

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8 thoughts on “Pulled Lamb Pie”

    • Roseann. Thank you so much for dropping in and your kind note. Must admit, we had no recipe and made this up as we went along, but although we made it ourselve it is super delicious. Hope you will also enjoy it


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