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Greek Lamb Meatballs with Tzatziki

Made with ground lamb, garlic, onion and spices, these Greek lamb meatballs with tzatziki are easy to make and packed full fo flavour!

  • Author: Stephanie Kay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stovetop & Baked
  • Cuisine: Greek

Ingredients

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Lamb Meatball:

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, minced

Tzatziki:

  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cucumber, seeds removed and shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, minced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, combine all of the meatball ingredients, and using your hands, work the meat mixture together until everything is well combined.
  3. Using your hands, roll meat mixture into balls, approximately golf ball size. I used an ice cream scoop to ensure my meatballs were uniform in size.
  4. Transfer meatballs to a large baking sheet, continuing to roll meat mixture until all has been formed into balls.
  5. Transfer baking sheet to the oven for 25 minutes until meatballs are all cooked through.
  6. Optional: Once the meatballs are cooked, you can remove them from the baking sheet and very quickly fry them in a cast iron skillet to crisp the exterior up a little bit.
  7. While the meatballs are cooking, prepare the tzatziki sauce. Slice the cucumber lengthwise, remove the inner seeds, and use a cheese grater to grate the cucumber into small pieces.
  8. Combine the Greek-style yoghurt, shredded cucumber, mint, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  9. Serve the cooked meatballs with tzatziki sauce.
  10. Enjoy!

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Keywords: ground lamb, baked, easy

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