I have been thinking about making another lamb dish since this Spicy Cumin Lamb and Zoodles dish. This time around I’m going for a more Greek flavor profile and using my broiler.
Quick note: Depending on where you shop, it may be difficult to purchase ground lamb; in those cases you can consider using another protein like ground turkey, beef or chicken.
Why I Used My Broiler
For this recipe, I opted to use my broiler. Most ovens have a broiler function that allows you to cook food with direct heat from above. Your broiler may be in the main compartment of your oven at the top or in a separate compartment of your stove. If you are unfamiliar with broilers, I recommend you check out this The Kitchn article. Broiling cooks food faster at higher temperatures and results in a sear and additional texture of the final dish.
If you don’t have a broiler or don’t feel comfortable using your broiler, I’ve provided roasting instructions as well in the recipe.
I enjoyed these lamb meatballs with some garlic lemon zucchini noodles. I’ve been getting requests for information about the spiralizer that I’m using in the video. It’s the Braun MultiQuick 5 Spiralizer. I love this thing!
Try this recipe and let me know what you think and you paired it with.
Prep Time: 10 mins . Cook Time: 12-18 mins . Yield: 8 Servings
2 Lbs Ground Lamb
1 Cup Breadcrumbs
1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
1 Cup Red Onion, finely chopped
4 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Ground Cumin
1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
1 Tsp Dried Thyme
1 Tsp Black Pepper
1 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
Salt to taste
1. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Using your hands, mix until well combined. Tip: Refrigerate the meat mixture to help them retain their shape when formed into balls.
2. Preheat your broiler and place the rack on the highest level closest to the broiler. Alternatively, preheat the oven to 400F.
3. Prepare a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or lightly greased foil.
4. Form the meat into meatballs by pinching off pieces of meat and rolling into 1 1/2-inch balls; about 2 tablespoons of meat. Cover your hands with water or cooking oil to prevent the meat from sticking to your hands. Place the balls into the prepared baking sheet. Makes about 24 meatballs.
5. Place the baking sheet under the broiler. Broil meatballs for 12 to 18 minutes OR roast for 20 to 25 minutes until meatballs are golden brown and fully cooked through. Occasionally, turn/roll the meatballs while cooking. Serve warm.