Finish Summer Strong With Our Best Lamb Tonight Recipes

Canadian summers are beautiful but short, and we can’t believe September is upon us! 

 

We want to help you extend the summer feels with these delicious dishes from our Lamb Tonight product line! From burgers to meatballs and sausages to kabobs, we have great tastes, exotic flavours, and healthy options on the menu for you to savour.

 

Our Lamb Tonight line is freshly made, pre-seasoned and convenient  – just add a little heat and enjoy.

 

Available at your local Sobeys, Safeway, Thrifty Foods, Foodland, Calgary CO-OP and Federated CO-OP

 

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Hot and lazy summer days call for light meals like our Lamb Tonight Lamb Kabobs with Mango Apple Salad.

Lamb Kabobs with Mango Apple Salad

Perhaps the cold won’t set in if we keep summer alive on our plates? Plus…no one can resist our lamb kabobs with a sweet mango apple salad!

This is a meal that is not only light, but healthy and perfect for the last days of summer.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pkg (300 g each) SunGold Lamb Tonight Taste of India Lamb Kabobs
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) lime juice
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped toasted cashews
  • 4 naan breads, warmed

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grates well. Cook kabobs, turning once, for about 8 minutes or until cooked through.
  2. Toss together tomatoes, mango, apple, lime juice, olive oil, sugar and salt. Stir in basil and green onions.
  3. Divide salad evenly among 4 plates; top with kabobs. Sprinkle with cashews and serve with naan bread.

 

Prep Time: 15 minutes 

Cook Time: 10 minutes 

Total Time: 25 minutes 

Serves: 4

 

⭐ TIPS:

  • Serve the kabobs over basmati rice if desired.
  • Substitute almonds or peanuts for cashews if desired.
  • For a spicy salad, garnish with thinly sliced fresh Thai chili peppers.

 

Lamb meatballs with lemon-cumin yogurt make a great appetizer for your next party.

 

Lamb Meatballs with Lemon-Cumin Yogurt

So you’ve been invited to an end of summer bash, and you don’t want to bring the usual casserole… how about something different, or dare we say, absolutely scrumptious? Try these lamb meatballs with lemon-cumin yogurt, and be the talk of the party! We’re also sure you’ll get a few requests for the recipe!

Ingredients:

 

     For the yogurt:

  • 3/4 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Zest of 1 medium lemon, minced

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 375°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
  2. Place meatballs on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake until meatballs are no longer pink in the middle, about 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine all yogurt ingredients in a small bowl and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix well. Serve with the meatballs.

 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes  

Total Time: 30 minutes 

Serves: 30

 

—Adapted from Chowhound

 

 

Grilled burgers are a summertime classic. Change it up by adding eggplant, basil pesto, and crumbled goat cheese for a Mediterranean flair.
Mediterranean Lamb Burger

Who says BBQ season is over? Fire up the grill for a taste of the Mediterranean with our recipe for these delicious and simple-to-make lamb burgers.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grate well.
  2. Grill burgers and eggplant slices, turning once, for 8 to 10 minutes or until grill-marked and burgers are cooked through.
  3. Assemble burgers in buns with eggplant, goat cheese, pesto, tomato and arugula.

 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes  

Total Time: 25 minutes 

Serves: 4

 

TIP: For a low-carb option, serve burgers wrapped in lettuce leaves instead of buns.

 

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Who knew that gyros are perfect camping food?

Grilled Gyro Kabobs

Calling all long weekend campers! This next recipe isn’t just perfect for backyard grilling, it’s a great meal to cook over the campfire.  

 

Ingredients:

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Directions:

  1. Fire up your grill or get your campfire going. You’ll be cooking the kabobs over medium-high to high heat.
  2. Build your skewers by threading the lamb, tomatoes, and halloumi on their own skewers. Brush the tomato and cheese skewers with oil.
  3. Once the grill has reached a medium-high heat, place all the skewers on the grate. Grill, turning often, until the lamb has cooked through (about 10 minutes), the tomatoes are soft and beginning to blister (about 4 minutes), and the halloumi is soft and grill marks form (about 3 minutes on each side). Heat the flatbreads over the grill until warm. 
  4. Make the yogurt sauce by combining the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and salt.
  5. Build your gyros by spreading some of the sauce on each flatbread and topping with the lamb, tomatoes, and halloumi.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes  

Total Time: 25 minutes 

Serves: 4

 

TIP: Replace the lemon-garlic yogurt sauce in the previous recipe with tzatziki, another great sauce that goes well with gyros. 

To make tzatziki, mix together:

  • 1 small cucumber, grated
  • Bunch fresh mint, leaves finely chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup Greek-style yogurt
  • Kosher salt

 

—Gyros recipe adapted from Fresh Off the Grid; tzatziki recipe from Food Network

 

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We hope these recipes will help you finish off the summer stong! With our wide range of Lamb Tonight products, your options are endless. Let us know what your favourite recipe is!

5 Crockpot Lamb Recipes to Impress Your Family

As September brings in the first hint of fall’s chill, it’s time to talk everyone’s quick dinner solution: The slow cooker! 

If you’re like us, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible outside enjoying the last of the nice weather this month has to offer. Full schedules beg for quick, delicious healthy meals. If you’ve been with us awhile, you know we have a collection of recipes to inspire your lamb dinners. 

Of course, if you visit your favourite grocer, you can pick up delicious Sungold Meats’ ready made Lamb Tonight options. But, there’s always a bit of Hoorah! when you know you’ve put together a dinner from scratch. And, this wonderful list of recipes is for those moments. 

Get ready to Prep. Set. Forget.

Whether you’re using a crockpot or the now infamous Instant Pot, these succulent recipes will surely impress your tastebuds, and have your family begging for more.

Flavoursome Crockpot Lamb Recipes

1. Essence of Morocco Lamb Shoulder

A crockpot lamb shoulder is bound to impress! Tender meat, layers of flavours, and aromas for days … this recipe calls for our SunGold lamb shoulder to make it shine. Dried apricots add a touch of sweetness to the dish, while the cardamom, saffron, and ginger gives it a little kick.

Essence of Morocco Lamb Shoulder

2. Thyme & Balsamic Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks

A rich flavoursome dish bolstered from the sweet acidity of balsamic vinegar and tomatoes. This recipe is also wonderfully gluten free, dairy free, and super simple. And, the leftovers will make amazing tacos or topping a fresh salad. 

 

. Thyme & Balsamic Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks

3.Braised Lamb Shanks

Luxurious red wine gravy to drizzle over fall-off-the-bone lamb shanks, slow cooked to perfection. Cafe Delights even offers up various methods to slow-cooking this recipe: the oven, the crockpot, or the instant pot. 

Braised Lamb Shanks

 

 

4. Slow Cooker Citrus Lamb Shanks

Get ready for a mouthwatering lamb shank! Paired with this recipe, these scrumptious shanks will fill the air with a comforting aroma of oranges, limes, and lemons.

 

Slow Cooker Citrus Lamb Shanks

 

 

5. Persian Braised Lamb Shanks

Paired with Persian dill rice and warm naan bread, this dish is sure to be stunningly delicious. A quick dip in the sauce, with meat falling off the bone to be lapped up with naan.

Persian Braised Lamb Shanks

 

 

We’re on a mission to be sure Sungold Meats offers beautiful flavors for your quick dinners. Whether you’re using our Lamb Tonight options or going for gusto with a home cooked meal, we hope you make lamb a part of your weekly routine! 

Did we miss a crockpot recipe you feel should be included on this list? We’d love to hear about it. Mark your recipe down in the comments or jump over to our Facebook page and share the recipe and photos of your dinner with our community.