Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt-Mint Sauce

Kimberton Whole Foods customer, MaryAnn Neblock, was kind enough to share this photo and recipe for Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt-Mint Sauce with us. She prepares them using Quarry Hill ground lamb and enjoys them served alongside Brittany Natural Foods brand orzo. (Sold at select Kimberton Whole Foods locations.)

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Makes 20-24 meatballs.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 extra large egg
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or pressed
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • cayenne, to taste (1/8 tsp or less)
  • 1 lb ground lamb, defrosted if frozen
  • 1/2 cup plain panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley

For Mint Sauce:

  • 1 6-8 ounce plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint, or more if you like
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt (to taste)
  • optional: a bit of grated garlic

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, beat egg lightly. Add: 1 tbsp oil, garlic, salt, pepper, spices and mix. Add lamb and mix, then panko and parsley and mix to combine.

Roll into balls about 1 1/4 inch in diameter and place on a sheet pan lined with non-stick foil or parchment paper. Makes approximately 20-24 meatballs. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Bottom will be browned and the meatballs firm. Check one for doneness.

Meanwhile, prepare yogurt mint sauce by mixing all ingredients in a small bowl.

Serve with pita, naan, and homemade (or store-bought, such as Brittany Natural Foods brand) orzo salad.

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