Brazilian Lamb and Mint Pastillas

by Annie M November 03, 2018

Brazilian Lamb and Mint Pastillas

Brazilian Lamb and Mint Pastillas

A perfect snack worth the wait! Authentic crispy rolls filled with shredded lamb and flavoured with The Brazilian rub and mint. 

PREP TIME: 30 min
COOK TIME: 4 hour 25 min


  • 500g Lamb breast
  • 2 tbsp The Brazilian
  • 500g Lard
  • Vegetable oil 
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 15 Mint leaves, chopped
  • 1tsp Honey
  • 10 Sheets of filo pastry
  • 50g Butter, melted


  1. Melt the lard in a casserole dish, rub The Brazilian all over the lamb and add the lamb to the dish. Top up the casserole dish with oil until lamb is covered and place in an oven for 4 hours at 140ºC 
  2. Take the lamb out of the oven, leave to cool and shred, then set aside
  3. Fry the diced onion with 1tbsp of The Brazilian, garlic, mint leaves and 1tsp of honey. After 5 minutes, add the shredded lamb, stir and cool
  4. Prepare the Filo sheets by buttering half and fold over so it sticks, then place a small line of lamb mixture at one end of the roll. Starting at the end with the meat mixture, roll filo pastry and butter edge to seal the pastilla 
  5. Melt butter and brush cigars with butter and cook at 180ºC for 20-25 minutes

Annie M
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