I was recently invited to take part in a new campaign from Red Tractor Lamb, The Keema Sutra – all about the pleasures and delights of cooking. Keema is a spicy minced meat dish, typically using lamb and often including peas. Keema Nachos sounded right up my street.
I had only ever had Keema before inside of a Keema Naan, I had never thought of it as a standalone dish and one which could be the base of so many different meals.
If you visit the Red Tractor website you can find recipes for the base Keema and then lots of recipes for ways to use it such as pasta bakes, meatballs, hash, tacos and the dish I recreated which was Keema Nachos. You will also find tips from the Keema Nans and a bit of history behind Keema, click here.
I also really want to try these Scotch Eggs:
The great thing about the base keema recipe is that you can adjust the level of heat in it by adding more or less chillies/hot sauce so that you can make it just the way you like it. Keema is a like an Indian version of bolognese, minced meat, tomatoes, onions but with a lot more added in and like bolognese sauce it has endless uses.
I made a double batch of the Keema as the intention was to use one batch for my Keema Nachos and make a different dish the following night..however the nachos were so good they were made again the next day!
I don’t often cook with minced lamb, I am not sure why but that is going to change as I loved the flavour it produced. It is also budget friendly which is handy if you are trying to cut back. When cooking with Beef or Lamb always look out for a quality mark like Red Tractor logo – It means the meat is farm assured and is of top quality. You can find out more here.
Take a look below at the creation and end result of my Keema Nachos:
The Nachos were served with simple dips made up with greek yoghurt and lime pickle and mango chutney.
I urge you to try Keema for yourself and give some of the Keema Sutra recipes a whirl.
Check out some of the recipes my fellow bloggers have been trying out:
- This post was commissioned by Red Tractor and I was compensated for my time.