Baked Lamb Meatballs with Mint Yogurt Sauce

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Lamb Meatballs

This simple recipe for lamb meatballs relies on the inherently bold flavor of lamb. Simply mix in a few spices, form into meatballs and bake. Dipped in mint yogurt sauce, these lamb meatballs are absolutely delicious. If you don’t mind grains/carbs, these meatballs and sauce are also excellent stuffed inside warm pita bread.

Lamb Meatballs
 
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Recipe type: Entree, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Primal/Paleo
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • Olive oil spray
Sauce:
  • 1 cup plain, full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Meatballs:
  • 1 lb. ground lamb
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil and spray it with olive oil spray.
  2. Prepare the sauce by processing all its ingredients in the food processor. Transfer to a small serving bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the meatballs ingredients. Form into 20 meatballs, each weighing about 1 oz.
  4. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes. Serve immediately, with the yogurt sauce.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 5 meatballs plus ¼ cup sauce; Calories: 383; Fat: 30g; Carbohydrates: 6g; Sugar: 0g; Sodium: 517mg; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 48g;

Lamb Meatballs

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