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Lamb meatballs


  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 680 grams ground lamb
  • 1/2 cups (120 milliliters) breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) cumin
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 milliliters) cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 milliliters) crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) chopped mint, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (205 C).
  2. To a large bowl, add onion, lamb, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cayenne, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper. Use your hands to combine well.  
  3. Shape lamb mixture into balls using a 60 milliliter scoop. Brush meatballs with olive oil then place on a greased baking sheet. Bake meatballs for 10-12 minutes (they should be browned on the outside and slightly pink inside).  
  4. Transfer meatballs to serving platter and garnish with chopped mint.


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