Lamb Meatballs

Lamb Meatballs with Flatbreads and Garlic Yoghourt

This is a fabulous, hands-on, napkins required lunch that makes me happy just to think about it.  Warm pliable bread, herby and spiced fragrant lamb, cool minty garlicky yogurt all in a spectacularly delicious parcel.  I would consider a drop or two of chilli sauce mandatory on this but that is just me….

500g lamb mince

2 cloves garlic, crushed

50g breadcrumbs

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon cumin

Small bunch of parsley, finely chopped

1 teaspoon salt

Pepper, a couple of grinds

Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly in a bowl.  Roll into small balls, somewhere between the size of a marble and a walnut.  Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and cook gently for 10-15 minutes until brown all over and cooked through (break one open to check and then eat it as cooks perk).  This will do for 2 adults and 2 children but we always want more.

Serve with flatbreads and garlic yogurt.  Heaven.

Garlic and mint yogurt 

250ml natural yogurt

1 clove garlic, crushed

Small bunch of mint, chopped

Pinch of salt

Mix all these ingredients together and taste to check for seasoning.

We had this for lunch on Saturday and as I didn’t have time to make flatbreads we had warmed tortillas and pita breads which were fine.   I put a bowl of rocket on the table too which went down well.  This is also one of my children’s favourite teas and you can easily make the meatballs, eat half and freeze half making it a very easy defrost and chuck in the pan after school number when you are pushed for time.

 

4 thoughts on “Lamb Meatballs

  1. Hello! Had these tonight for supper. Deeeeelicious. Now, with the extras left over…do I cook, then freeze or freeze raw?

    • Hi Erica, I freeze them raw then defrost when you want to use them and cook once back in their raw state. So pleased you enjoyed them.

  2. Love the site, it is brilliant and cant wait to try the meat balls. Makes me feel hungry just reading it! Ex

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