Italian Lamb Meatballs


A for Lifestyle recipe: Italian Lamb Meatballs

While many people associate lamb with Middle Eastern or Greek cuisine, it can be integrated in many different cuisines. It is just a question of how you flavor it. With this recipe, I chose to incorporate ingredients such as parsley, sun dried tomatoes, and olives, which are associated with the Italian cuisine to give the meat an unexpected flavor. Instead of pan-frying the meatballs, I decided to bake them, as I find baking to be a much simpler and cleaner method of cooking.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes
Yields: 23 balls 


Ingredients:

1lb ground lamb
1 medium size red onion
1/3 cup parsley
1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes
1/3 cup kalamata olives
¼ tsp cumin
Salt and pepper


Preparation:
Preheat oven to 400F/205C

Place in a food processor chopped onion, parsley, sun dried tomatoes, and olives. Process until all ingredients are well thinly chopped and you have the consistency of a tapenade. 

A for Lifestyle recipe: Italian Lamb Meatballs

Add mixture to meat and mix well. 

 A for Lifestyle recipe: Italian Lamb Meatballs

Create small balls (about 1.5 tbsp) and place on a baking sheet. 

A for Lifestyle recipe: Italian Lamb Meatballs

Bake for 20 minutes

A for Lifestyle recipe: Italian Lamb Meatballs


 

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