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Lamb and Aubergine Kebab Recipe

Looking for a new party dish? Try this Middle Eastern-inspired kebab recipe that is sure to wow your friends and family.

Serves: 4

You will need 8 long metal skewers or 8 bamboo skewers, soaked in water


  • 500g Red Tractor minced lamb
  • 1 small Red Tractor onion, peeled and grated
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander 
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint 
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 Red Tractor aubergines, cut into large cubes
  • Red Tractor rapeseed oil
  • Spiced tomato sauce (see below)
  • Pita breads or flatbreads
For the tomato sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon Red Tractor rapeseed oil
  • 1 Red Tractor onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 450g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Red Tractor caster sugar salt and pepper


  1. Place the lamb in a large bowl and mix in the onion, garlic, herbs, salt, and spices. Mix together until everything is thoroughly blended. 
  2. To test the mixture for seasoning, make a tiny patty out of a small amount and cook it in a frying pan, then taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly. 
  3. Roll the mixture into 24 balls, then elongate them slightly so you have egg-shapes. 
  4. Thread three lamb kebabs and three pieces of aubergine alternately onto each skewer. 
  5. Brush well with rapeseed oil. 
  6. Grill or barbecue the kebabs, turning from time to time, for ten minutes, or until cooked. 
  7. Serve with flatbreads and spicy tomato sauce (see below for instructions).

Meanwhile, to make the tomato sauce:

  1. Warm the oil in a frying pan and add the onion. Cook gently for five minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute, then add the cumin, oregano and cinnamon. Cook for a further minute, stirring. 
  2. Add the tomatoes and stir well. Fill the tomato tin half full with water, slosh it around to get all the tomato juice off the sides of the can and add to the pan. Add the sugar, salt and pepper and cook for 20 minutes, over a low heat, stirring from time to time. 
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. 
  4. Serve with the skewers and flatbreads.

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