Cheesy Pull Apart Bread with American Lamb Crumbles


June 20, 2022

Recipe provided by Two Purple Figs • Two Purple Figs, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (Cheesy Pull Apart Bread with American Lamb Crumbles | American Lamb).



1 tsp Olive oil

1 lb Ground American lamb

1/4 tsp Salt, kosher or sea salt

1/4 tsp Garlic powder

1/2 tsp Black pepper

1/4 tsp Onion powder

pinch Chili powder


1/3 cup Melted butter

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1 Jalapeno, minced to tasted (seeds removed for less spice)

1/2 tsp Salt


1 Whole loaf of bread

2 cups Shredded cheddar (or favorite blend)

Lamb mixture

Butter mixture


1Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

2Start with the lamb. Preheat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat and add in the ground lamb.

3Season the lamb with all the seasonings and start sautéing while tossing the meat in the skillet. Four to five minutes later and the lamb should crumble and cook through. It’s ready at that point.

4For the butter mixture, mix all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

5Take the loaf of bread, and use a sharp serrated knife. Cut diagonal lines along the bread spacing each cut about an inch apart. Turn the bread and cut the same diagonal line across (also spacing them an inch apart). This creates an inch diamond shapes all over the bread. Make sure you don’t cut all the way through, however try as best as possible to cut as deep as you can.

6Start by spooning in the butter mixture all along in the lines cut up on the bread loaf. Repeat the same with half the cheese. Scatter the cheese along the lines of the diagonal.

7Add the lamb crumbles over the cheese and finally, add more cheese on the top in the same way. Brush extra butter over the tops of the bread.

8Take a large piece of aluminum foil and wrap the bread in it. Place the wrapped bread over a king sheet and bake it for 15-20 minutes until the cheese melts and the flavors have infused beautifully.

9Remove the bread and unwrap the foil. Serve right away pulling away the small inch pieces of diamonds.