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Lamb Meatballs & Harissa Yogurt

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 19:13

Editor’s note: This appetizer recipe appeals to us. We found it at the website of the American Lamb Board and have obtained their permission to bring it to our readers.

If you wondering about what to pour with this appetizer, we suggest beer (a lager) or a lighter, fruity red wine. More information on lamb, as well as other recipes, can be found at www.americanlamb.com.




Lamb Meatballs

1 egg room temperature

1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs

1/2 cup white onion diced

2 cloves garlic minced

1/4 cup parsley diced

1 1/4 teaspoons cumin

1 1/4 teaspoons paprika

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

1 pound Ground American Lamb


Harissa Yogurt

1 cup Greek yogurt, plain I used Whole Food’s non-dairy Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons harissa paste

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

salt and pepper to taste





Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.

Crack the egg into a large/medium sized mixing bowl and lightly whisk. Add in the breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, parsley, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt. Mix until evenly combined. Add in the ground American lamb and mix using your hands unti well combined.

Roll out about 2 tablespoons of meat in your hands to form an even ball (Tip: you can coat your hands with a little olive oil to avoid stickiness!).

Place them on the lined baking sheet and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until browned on the outside and cooked throughout.


Harissa Yogurt

Combine all ingredients together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Drizzle the Harissa Yogurt overtop or using toothpicks to dip each one into the sauce and enjoy!

Last modified on Wednesday, 19 February 2020 10:44


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