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These Spicy Lamb Meatballs will be on repeat allll summer long. Juicy little meatballs cooked under the broiler, done in under 30 minutes!
From the taste to the texture, lamb is a delicious protein. Lamb meatballs are a perfect introduction if they’re new to you!
Not only are these super easy to make but they’re packed with flavorful spices like
- Nutmeg and
The spiciness in these meatballs come from the Sambal Oelek. Sambal is a chili paste or sauce made from a mixture of chilis. This chili paste reaaally ties the meatballs together so don’t skip this ingredient!
For the bread crumbs, I use Kikkoman Japanese Style Bread Crumbs. I loove these. This brand also only has FOUR ingredients and no weird additives – wheat flour, cane sugar, yeast and salt!
I’m not going to act like I don’t have a bag of IKEA meatballs in my freezer (love them) but these are a great minimally processed option for your meatball cravings.
I am not a huge pasta fan, so I like eating meatballs as shown in the photos – alongside a big plate of veggies.
These meatballs would be a great main course alongside the creamiest turnip puree on the blog. It’s my most viewed recipe of April! Let me know how you pair these spicy meatballs with in the comments!
Spicy Lamb Meatballs
- 1 lb Ground Lamb
- 1 ½ tsp Salt
- ⅓ Cup Garlic, minced maybe about 6-8 cloves - do this quicker by grating the garlic
- ½ Cup Shallot, finely chopped
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Coriander
- 1 tsp Cumin
- ⅛ tsp Nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp Cayenne
- ½ Cup Bread Crumbs *read above for which brand I used
- 3 tbsp Sambal Oelek*
- 1 Egg
- ½ Cup Parsley, finely chopped
- ½ Cup Water
- Greek Yogurt optional, for dipping!
- Preheat your broiler.
- Gently mix all your ingredients together, EXCEPT the water. Just mix until everything is well incorporated, you don't want to overmix.
- Pour the water over the lamb mixture and gently incorporate.
- Roll out meatballs - I used a 1 ½ tablespoon cookie scooper, makes it so much quicker! Line them on the sheetpan and broil for 11-14 minutes.
- Serve along with pitas, fresh vegetables or whatever other combination you can think of! Enjoy 🙂
- This can be found at local grocery stores in their international section and international stores - should only be about $3-$5.
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