Lamb Fatteh with Asparagus

This skillet with richly flavored lamb pieces is inspired by a traditional Middle Eastern dish. Whole wheat Israeli couscous is a more healthful alternative to typically used pita pieces and rice.

Lamb Fatteh with Asparagus
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 cups


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 12 ounce boneless lamb leg or beef sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into 2x1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 14.5 ounce can 50% less sodium beef broth

  • 1 cup whole wheat Israeli couscous

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 pound thin asparagus spears, bias-sliced into 2-inch pieces

  • ¾ cup chopped red sweet pepper

  • Snipped fresh oregano (optional)

  • Lemon wedges


  1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add lamb; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until brown on all sides. Stir in the next six ingredients (through black pepper). Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Stir in asparagus and sweet pepper. Cover and simmer 3 to 5 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Fluff lamb mixture lightly with a fork. Top with fresh oregano, if desired, and serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

334 Calories
9g Fat
39g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 334
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 390mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 49.9mg 250%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 5.3mg 29%
Potassium 639mg 14%
Folate, total 77.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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