Spicy American Lamb Merguez & Tomato Cottage Pie - Superior Farms

Spicy American Lamb Merguez & Tomato Cottage Pie


June 20, 2022

Recipe provided by Rustic. Joyful. Food. (rusticjoyfulfood.com), courtesy of the American Lamb Board (Spicy American Lamb Merguez & Tomato Cottage Pie | American Lamb). Bake time is 30-45 minutes.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins


1 lb American lamb Merguez sausage (ground lamb sausage works as a substitute)

1 tbsp Olive oil

1 Yellow onions, diced

3 cloves Garlic, crushed

1 tsp Ground coriander

1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes

1 tsp Paprika

1/2 tsp Turmeric

2 cup Fresh tomatoes, chopped

2 tbsp Tomato paste

2 Medium-large carrots, peeled & sliced

2 tbsp Flour

1 1/2 cups Chicken broth or water

Salt & pepper, to taste

4 cup Prepared mash potatoes

1/2 cups Chives, for garnish


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large sauté pot, brown the American lamb Merguez sausage in the olive oil with the onions and garlic over medium heat. Add the spices and continue cooking 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, carrots, and flour. Stir to combine, then add the broth or water. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer to thicken.

2Once the mixture has thickened, turn the heat off and set aside. Pour the contents into your pan of choice. You may end up with about a cup of filling left over if using a deep dish pie plate. Spoon the mashed potatoes over top of the spicy tomato and lamb stew. Place on a rimmed baking tray and bake uncovered 30-45 minutes or until the potatoes have taken on a golden color and the stew underneath is bubbling. Once finished baking, allow to cool 15 minutes before serving. Top with chopped chives to finish.