Spiced beef and garlic yogurt pasta

Spiced beef & garlic yogurt pasta

This recipe is inspired by the flavours and textures of manti – a meat and onion stuffed dumpling found in Turkey – but this version is far less time-consuming to make

0 out of 5 stars(0) Rate this recipe
High protein1 of your 5 a day
  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time35 mins

Please note, we take every care to ensure the product, allergen and recipe information displayed is correct. However, should a product be unavailable, alternatives may be displayed and/or a substitution provided. If you have an allergy or intolerance, please always check the product label before use.


  • tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp cumin seeds, roughly crushed
  • ½ tbsp pul biber
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 200g Swiss chard, stems chopped, leaves shredded
  • 400g Aberdeen Angus beef lean mince 5% fat
  • 250g 0% fat Greek-style natural yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 20g pack dill, finely chopped
  • 300g fresh lasagne sheets, each sliced into 4 triangles


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the cumin and pul biber. Fry for 1 minute, then add the onion and fry for 8-10 minutes, until starting to colour. Add the chard stalks, stir fry for 2 minutes more, then increase the heat and add the beef mince. Season, then break it up with a wooden spoon. Fry, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes until well browned, the juices run clear and there is no pink meat. Stir through the chard leaves, until wilted.

  2. Meanwhile, boil the kettle for the pasta. Mix the yogurt, garlic and most of the dill together, then season and set aside.

  3. Cook the lasagne in a large pan of salted boiling water for 3-4 minutes, or until tender, then drain and return to the pan. Off the heat, stir through the yogurt sauce. Divide between 4 plates and top with the beef and extra dill to serve.

Cook’s tip

For a more decadent version of this dish, make a spiced butter to drizzle over it by melting a knob of butter together with some chilli flakes in a small pan. Also, as a variation, use cavolo nero in place of the chard.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,839kJ/ 437kcals



Saturated Fat












Book a slot to see product availability at your nearest Waitrose & Partners store

Rating details

Rate this recipe

Select your rating

Overall rating

No ratings for this recipe yet