Lamb Meatballs Mediterranean Style

These Mediterranean style meatballs are a perfect appetizer or starter. Enjoy with a tossed salad and make it a meal.  The flavors combine for mouthwatering bite after bite!

"The flavor combination is incredible!"

3 Tbs. olive oil
1 lb. ground lamb
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 egg, scrambled
1/2 cup bread crumbs (substitute for gluten free)
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/8 cup red onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed and finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 cup dried parsley (or 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1.     In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 Tbs. of olive oil all of the other ingredients.  Be sure to combine well so seasonings are well distributed.

2.     Roll lamb mixture into individual meatballs; approximately 1 1/2” diameter.

3.     Add remaining 2 Tbs. of olive oil to a large saut√© pan.  Set heat to medium.

4.     Place meatballs in warmed saut√© pan.  Cook for 8-10 minutes turning occasionally.

5.     Serve with Greek yogurt, Tzatziki sauce, or your favorite dipping sauce.

6.     Enjoy!


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