Lamb Meatballs and Sauce

Lamb Meatballs and Sauce
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste


  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; oil lightly.
  3. Combine bread crumbs and milk in a small bowl. Soak bread crumbs until milk is absorbed, about 30 minutes.
  4. Combine bread crumb mixture, lamb, egg, garlic, olive oil, tomato paste, rosemary, cumin, salt, oregano, black pepper, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.
  5. Form lamb mixture into 2-inch meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Cook meatballs in the preheated oven until they are slightly browned, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  7. Combine meatballs, tomato sauce, chicken stock, fresh mint, and red pepper flakes in a large sauce pan over medium heat until meatballs are no longer pink inside, about 45 minutes.

03/24/2018
Lamb Meatballs and Sauce, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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