Lamb minute steak sandwiches with onion jam

20 minutes


Lamb minute steak sandwiches

  • 450g of lamb leg steaks
  • 4 bread buns, or baps, cut through the middle
  • 1/2 red onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, finely sliced
  • salad leaves
  • onion jam, or use recipe below

Onion jam

  • 60ml of olive oil
  • 450g of onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Demerara sugar
  • sea salt


To make the onion jam, heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onions. Cook over a gentle heat until they are soft and translucent with no colour
Add the remaining ingredients (except the salt) and continue to cook until the onions are caramelised and very soft, for about 20–30 minutes
Season with salt and allow the onion jam to cool completely before storing in a covered container or jar with a lid in the fridge
Meanwhile, carefully cut the lamb steaks into thin slices using aq very sharp knife. Season them to taste on both sides with salt and black pepper
Drizzle a little olive oil in a large frying pan or griddle and cook the lamb steaks over a high heat for about 1 minute on each side – you want a nice browned crust with a pink interior
Assemble the sandwiches by piling lots of salad leaves inside the bread buns, then add the sliced tomatoes and red onion slices and finish off by placing the cooked lamb steaks on top with a large spoonful of onion jam