Black Betty Lamb

Embracing the Rich Tapestry of Australia’s Culinary Heritage 

As we come together on this Australia Day, let’s celebrate the diverse and vibrant food culture that defines our great land down under. From the traditional flavours of Indigenous communities to the multicultural fusion that shapes our modern cuisine, each dish tells a unique story of heritage and unity.

Today, we honor the ingredients that have sustained generations and the culinary traditions that have woven our multicultural fabric. Let’s cherish the recipes passed down through families, the fusion of global influences and the innovations that make Australian food a true reflection of our shared identity.

In the spirit of inclusivity, we acknowledge the importance of recognizing and respecting the deep connections of Indigenous Australians to the land and their traditional foods. May this day be an opportunity to learn, appreciate and amplify the voices and contributions of all communities that make our culinary landscape so rich.

Join us in savoring the diverse flavours that make Australia’s food culture unique, appreciating the hands that cultivate it, and fostering a shared love for the delicious tapestry that unites us all.

Spread respect this Australia Day.




Here’s a tasty way to use Black Betty Bam on Australia Day.

Lamb has become an iconic symbol of Australia Day largely due to a marketing campaign initiated by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). The campaign, known as “Australia Day Lamb,” has been running for several years and aims to promote lamb consumption on Australia Day.

The campaign typically features humorous and patriotic advertisements that play on Australian stereotypes and national pride. These advertisements often depict a diverse range of Australians coming together to enjoy a barbecue, with lamb being presented as a unifying and quintessentially Australian dish.

The choice of lamb as a central theme is also influenced by the fact that lamb is a popular meat in Australia, and barbecues are a common way for Australians to celebrate national events. Additionally, lamb has historical significance in Australia, dating back to the early days of European settlement when sheep farming played a crucial role in the country’s economy.

While lamb has become synonymous with Australia Day celebrations for many, it’s important to note that individual preferences for celebrating the day can vary and people may choose to enjoy a variety of foods and activities on this national holiday.

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Black Betty Lamb

  • Author: Samantha Gowing
  • Total Time: 24 minute
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Black Betty Bam is a smoky, sultry umami rich paste for life bound to change your black spread life with her plant-based, gluten-free charm! Made in Australia by Chef & Nutritionist Samantha Gowing using certified organic ingredients where possible.  Spread on your favourite bread, crackers, rice cakes or serve with raw or steamed vegetables or smeared over lamb cutlets just like this. Shop here:



8 lamb cutlets, trimmed
1 tablespoon macadamia oil
1 pomegranate, seeds only
2 limes, quartered
1 knob garlic, halved, roasted (optional)
1/4 cup Black Betty Bam


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Brush cutlets with macadamia oil and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, spread Black betty Bam over cutlets.
  5. Serve with pomegranate and a squeeze of lime – and roasted garlic if you prefer.


  • Prep Time: 8
  • Cook Time: 10-12
  • Category: Lamb
  • Cuisine: Black Betty Bam




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