Mashed Potatoes with Rack of Lamb, Bacon-wrapped Beans and Red Wine Sauce

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Rest Time 2 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 5 people
Calories 172 kcal


For the mashed potatoes:

  • 1,5 kg Potatoes
  • 550 g Sweet potato
  • 100 g Butter
  • 150 g Milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Parsley

For the beans wrapped in bacon:

  • 200 g Green beans
  • 160 g Poultry bacon
  • 50 g Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper

For the rack of lamb:

  • 2 kg Rack of Lamb
  • 2 Pc. Carrots
  • 1 Pc. Red Onion
  • 1 Pc. Shallot
  • 1 Pc. Clove of garlic
  • 200 g Butter
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Paprika smoked
  • Curry
  • Fresh thyme
  • Rosemary fresh
  • Fresh parsley

For the red wine sauce:

  • 300 ml Dornfelder red wine semi-dry
  • 200 ml Water
  • 100 ml Vegetable broth
  • 4 Pc. Carrots
  • 2 Pc. Red Onion
  • 2 Pc. Shallots
  • 1 Pc. Red peppers
  • 4 tsp Sugar
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Paprika smoked
  • Curry
  • Fresh thyme
  • Rosemary fresh
  • Fresh parsley


The mashed potatoes:

  • Peel, cut and wash the potatoes and sweet potatoes. Put everything in a saucepan with water and cook for about 30 minutes. In the meantime, wash the fresh parsley and cut it into small pieces.
  • Then drain the water, add the butter, milk and parsley and mash everything. Then season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

The beans wrapped in bacon:

  • Wash the beans and trim the ends. Then put water and salt in a saucepan and bring the water to a boil. Add the beans and cook for 15 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
  • Then wrap 4 to 5 beans with the bacon and season with salt and pepper. Heat butter in a pan and add the beans wrapped in bacon.
  • Everything should be fried until crispy. Then keep warm in the oven if necessary.

The rack of lamb:

  • Take a small bowl with 200 g soft butter. Add salt, pepper, curry and smoked paprika. Peel the garlic clove and cut into small pieces. Also wash the thyme and the parsley and cut into small pieces.
  • Put everything in the bowl and stir. Remove the fat from the rack of lamb. Then brush the rack of lamb with the butter and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • Take the rack of lamb out of the fridge and sear it for 2 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, get a baking dish and spread olive oil on the bottom.
  • Then put the rack of lamb, some of the vegetables and herbs in the baking dish and bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes. So it should be medium.

The red wine sauce:

  • Peel and cut the carrots, onions, shallots and the garlic. Wash and cut the peppers as well as wash the rosemary, thyme and parsley.
  • Heat butter in a pan and add the vegetables and herbs. Sear everything.
  • Then add tomato paste to the pan and fry briefly. Then add the red wine and let it simmer briefly. Add water and broth and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Then put everything through a sieve so that only the sauce remains.


Serving: 100gCalories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 7.7gProtein: 8.4gFat: 12g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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