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Lamb Meatballs

Author Five Silver Spoons

Ingredients

  • Meatballs:
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves minced (about 2 T)
  • 1 T paprika
  • 2 t ground cumin
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t ground black pepper
  • 2 lbs ground lamb
  • Sauce:
  • 1 T Coconut oil
  • 2 medium onions diced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 garlic cloves cushed (about 2 t)
  • 2 t paprika
  • 2 t ground cumin
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/4 t ground black pepper
  • 2 medium tomatoes diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves minced (about 2 T)
  • Garnish:
  • 1/4 cup roasted pistachios chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the parsley, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper with a fork. With your hands, crumble the lamb into the bowl and knead until all of the ingredients are incorporated.
  2. Moisten your hands with water and shake to remove excess. Measure a level T of lamb and roll into a ball between your palms. Line up the meatballs on a baking sheet until its time to put them in the sauce.
  3. Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet or pot. Add the onion and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper and stir until fragrant. about 30 seconds. Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan and stir about 1 minute. Add the water, tomato paste, and parsley, mixing to dissolve the tomato paste.
  4. Bring the sauce to a oil, then gently place the meatballs in the skillet, cover, and reduce heat to simmer. Cook 40 minutes covered, then remove the lid and cook an additional 20 minutes, until the sauce has thickened. Sprinkle each serving with a few teaspoons of shopped pistachios. Yummers!!

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Well Fed cookbook, by Melissa Joulwan