These flavorful and tender American Lamb meatballs are perfect for elevating your football game day snacks!
If you’ve ever made beef meatballs then you’ll absolutely love using ground lamb to make meatballs! It’s so tender and pairs so well with spices like cumin and paprika! The harissa yogurt is also the perfect pairing with a little bit of heat from the harissa paste.
I’m usually not a big sports fan (I did have a phase where I loved the NY Rangers) not because I don’t enjoy watching but because with a full-time job, my food blog and a social life it’s hard to find the time! BUT I definitely enjoy the game day snacks and coming up with new recipes for my real fan-friends!
- 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
- 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.
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!
Check out more recipes and ways to use every cut of lamb on American Lamb’s website!
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