Pan Roasted Lamb Meatballs

Juicy pan roasted lamb meatballs seasoned with an array of spices, chives, and topped with lemon zest and sliced almonds.

Number of Meatballs: 18 meatballs

Estimated Cost Per Batch: $7.75

Ingredients

- 1 lb ground lamb

- 1 tsp cumin

- 1 tsp smoked paprika

- 1 tsp onion power

- 1 tsp all spice

- 1 tsp cinnamon

- 1/2 tsp salt

- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

-  3 tbsp panko bread crumbs

- 4 garlic cloves minced

- 3 tbsp of chopped chives

- 1 egg beaten

- 1 tbsp of canola oil

- 2 tbsp sliced almonds

- 1 tbsp lemon zest

Directions

1) Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.

2) Mix all ingredients minus the canola oil, almonds, and lemon zest in a large bowl until fully combined.

3) Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

4) Roll into 1 inch balls and set aside.

5) In a large saute pan heat canola oil over medium heat.

6) Brown meatballs until they are a light golden brown.

7) Once browned, transfer the whole pan to the oven.

8) Continue to cook the meatballs in the oven for another 12-15 minutes.

9) Carefully remove from the oven, transfer to a serving plate and top with sliced almonds and lemon zest.

10) Served best with a cooling yogurt sauce, mine is a roasted garlic yogurt sauce. Click on the link below for the recipe.

Roasted Garlic Yogurt Sauce