Welsh Lamb Faggots

  • 5-6 people
  • Easy

Create a delicious lamb feast using this traditional and easy recipe.

Welsh lamb faggots

With lamb day fast approaching, there’s no better time to cook up some traditional faggots using seasonal Welsh lamb.



  • Lean Welsh lamb mince 400g
  • Lean pork mince 250g
  • Welsh lamb liver 250g, minced or pulse in food processor
  • Onion 1, finely chopped
  • Sage and onion stuffing mix 170g, 1 pack
  • Black pepper
  • Ground mace 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ground sage 1/2 teaspoon
  • Flour to shape
  • Balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon
  • Water or vegetable stock 50ml


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180C/ Gas mark 4.

  • Step 2

    Lightly oil a roasting tin or ovenproof dish.

  • Step 3

    Mix together the minced lamb, pork, liver and onion. Add the dry ingredients and stir well. If you wish to check the flavouring – fry a teaspoon of mixture in a pan until cooked, then taste and adjust if necessary.

  • Step 4

    Shape the mixture into fairly large balls – it will make approximately 8-10. You can use a little plain flour to help you shape them.

  • Step 5

    Place in the prepared tin and scatter with sliced onion. Stir the balsamic vinegar into the stock and pour into the tin.

  • Step 6

    Cook for approximately 35-40 minutes, covering with foil after 20 minutes.

These Welsh lamb faggots are delicious served with creamy mash, mushy peas and onion gravy.