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Cheap family recipes that won’t break the bank Cheap family recipes that won’t break the bank

Cheap family recipes that won’t break the bank

Who says cheap isn’t classy? Step away from the beans on toast and get some real food on the table with our cheap and easy lamb recipes. We know lamb isn’t your typical ‘cheap’ ingredient, but there are plenty of economical cuts that are lower in price and go further than you might think.

Economical lamb Cuts

Treating yourself needn’t break the bank. By getting to know the best butcher’s cuts you can cheat Cheat Day and have lamb more often. Winner winner lamb dinner.


A cheaper alternative to leg, lamb shoulder is super tasty in a roast dinner or slow cooked in a stew. Try it in our Lamb Curry


Perfect for batch cooking, lamb mince is a tasty alternative to beef mince that’s super versatile and one of the cheapest cuts of meat you can buy.

Scrag and middle neck

Adjoining cuts that are cheaper than the ‘best-end’ of neck. Make your meat tender by dicing and stewing in liquid.


A super juicy cut taken from the back. Try grilling, roasting or pan-frying.

Here's just a few meal ideas to get you started...

Meal 1: Lamb Tagine with Prunes and Almonds

Cook a mean tagine without the tagine. Simmer in an oven-proof dish for a couple of hours before the kids get home.Get the recipe

Meal 2: Lamb Curry with Spinach

This Lamb curry recipe is a fine way to use lamb shoulder or lamb leg cut into 1-inch cubes.

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Meal 3: Lamb and Chorizo Casserole

You can’t beat some old-fashioned home cooking. This Lamb and Chorizo Casserole is the ultimate comfort food.

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Meal 4: Lamb Wraps with Guacamole

This Lamb Wrap recipes uses creamy homemade guacamole. Need we say more?

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Meal 5: Lamb Sloppy Joes

These Lamb Sloppy Joes make great use of relatively few ingredients. Grill in the kitchen or on the Barbie.

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Meal 6: Lamb Meatballs with Harissa and Pecorino

This Lamb Meatballs recipe is a real change up from your usual Italian, with a little spice and all things nice.  

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Meal 7: Lamb Pides

Everyone loves Pizza, so give these tasty Turkish Pides a go.

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Meal 8: Lamb and Cheddar Quesadillas

You’ve never had Quesadillas like these before – a tasty and healthy snack that’ll leave your mouth watering (or your eyes, if you overdo the chilli powder).

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Meal 9: Lamb, Spinach and Feta Quiche

When was the last time you tried a Lamb quiche? Exactly – so give this one a try and you’ll have something healthy and tasty everyone will enjoy.

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