Greek Lamb Meatballs Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 1
Greek lamb meatballs are full of flavor and easy to put together. Tender ground lamb is flavored with fresh herbs and fragrant spices and pan-fried to perfection.
Dinner
Mediterranean
11
ingredients
7
steps
18
minutes
With nearly 10 years of experience as a private chef in NYC and Los Angeles, Chef Meg has become a favorite among her roster of celebrity clients. Her cuisine showcases her love of fresh, locally sourced, organic ingredients and robust, culturally inspired flavors. Chef Meg is also a graduate of the accredited Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC and has earned a certificate in Culinary Arts and Health.

Ingredients

Servings:
16
1 tsp
coriander seeds
1 tsp
cumin seeds
1/2
yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 cup(s)
cilantro, firmly packed
1
bunch fresh parsley, roughly chopped
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1
egg yolk
1 1/2 tsp
paprika
1 lb
ground lamb
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
2 tblsp
olive oil

Directions 7 steps | 18 Minutes

Step 1

Start by toasting coriander seeds in a dry small skillet over medium heat, swirling the pan often. Then add the cumin seeds and toast until fragrant, approximately 2 minutes.

Step 2

Let the seeds cool and transfer to a spice mill or a mortar and pestle. Grind the seeds until finely ground. (See notes 1.)

Step 3

In the bowl of a food processor, add the onion, cilantro, parsley and kosher salt. Pulse until finely chopped and paste-like in consistency.

Step 4

In a large bowl, mix the onion mixture, ground coriander and cumin seeds, egg yolk, paprika, ground lamb, cayenne pepper, black pepper and kosher salt until well combined.

Step 5

Use a one-ounce ice cream scoop or your hands to form the meat mixture into small meatballs.

Step 6

In a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat, heat the oil.  Working in two batches, cook the meatballs, turning occasionally, until browned all over and cooked through, about 5-8 minutes.

Step 7

Transfer to a platter and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
103
FAT
8.7 g
PROTEIN
5.1 g
CARBS
1 g

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Sam N.

Sam

28 Apr 2022

Great recipe! Can't wait to try it out myself :)

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