2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground lamb
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram
1 fresh chili, seeded and chopped
Dash soy sauce
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Pinch sugar

In a large saute pan over medium, heat the oil. Add the onion and garlic and saute until tender and lightly browned.

Add the lamb and saute until browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the cumin, marjoram and chili. Stir to combine. Drain any excess fat. Season to taste with the soy sauce, salt, black pepper and sugar. Serve with rice or pasta.

Makes 4 servings.

— Recipe from "Forgotten Skills of Cooking," by Darina Allen (Kyle Books, 2009).