Minced Lamb Bake Recipe
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 pound ground lamb
- 4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup dried small pasta shells, cooked according to pkg. directions
- 2 cups bottled marinara sauce
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
step 2: Heat the olive oil in a wok over medium heat, add the onion and fry until soft and tender. Stir in the lamb and mushrooms; cook until the meat has browned, stirring occasionally to break up the meat. Pour in the marinara sauce and bring to a simmer. Stir in the cooked pasta, then pour into an ovenproof baking dish.
step 3: Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Pour in the flour and mix well. Pour in the milk, increase the heat to medium, and cook until thickened. Stir 1/4 cup of the thickened milk into the egg, about a tablespoon at a time to temper the egg, then pour the egg into the remaining sauce and whisk together. Spread this white sauce over the pasta and sprinkle with cheese.
step 4: Bake in preheated oven until browned and crispy, about 30 minutes.