lamb meatballs | designlovefest

you’re going to want to make these tonight! super simple, no crazy spices that you have to buy and put in your pantry never to reach for again and they’re meatballs which are almost impossible to mess up. we used lamb and they turned out super moist and flavorful but you could use ground chicken as well. the onions and cilantro are best if you finely chop them which is something we neglected to do. you could also grate your onion, something i’ve done in the past and would recommend! these barely needed any breadcrumbs and if you wanted to make them gluten free i think you could skip them all together. serve on a toasted pita with a smear of yogurt and you’ll be so happy you did. – joanie

lamb meatballs | designlovefest
lamb meatballs | designlovefest
lamb meatballs | designlovefest

what you’ll need:

for the meatballs:
• 1 pound of ground lamb meat
•  salt
• 1 teaspoon paprika
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 egg
• 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs
• quarter onion diced finely
• 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
• 1/2 cup feta cheese
• 2 tablespoon avocado oil (olive oil is also fine)

for the yogurt sauce: 
• 2 cups greek yogurt
• 1/2 cup finely chopped mint
• 1/2 lemon juiced

for serving: 
• red onion as garnish
• 1 persian cucumber diced
• 4-8 small flatbreads

• in a large bowl mix (i like to use my hands!) the lamb meat with big pinch of salt, paprika, garlic powder (or fresh garlic!), breadcrumbs , finely chopped onion, egg, feta cheese and cilantro. and with the palms of your hands roll into meatballs.

lamb meatballs | designlovefest
lamb meatballs | designlovefest
lamb meatballs | designlovefest
lamb meatballs | designlovefest

• in a skillet heat 2 tablespoons of avocado oil on medium heat. cook each meatball for about 8-12 minutes, until cooked through, rolling them around as to get all sides of the meatball cooked. set aside on paper towels.

lamb meatballs | designlovefest
lamb meatballs | designlovefest

• for the yogurt, mix the mint and lemon juice with 1/2 teaspoon salt. set aside.

lamb meatballs | designlovefest
lamb meatballs | designlovefest

• to assemble start with your flatbreads and a good smear of the mint yogurt, lamb meatballs, diced cucumber and slivers of red onion.

lamb meatballs | designlovefest
lamb meatballs | designlovefest

images by: ivan solis
styling by: joanie cusack + ivan solis





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    Eva says:

    These look so mouthwateringly delicious! Also where can you find flatbreads like that?

    Eva | http://www.shessobright.com

    Ivan Solis says:

    they are usually in the bakery section at any major grocery store.

    Lauren says:

    JOANIE. I made these last night and they were straight-up amazing. I’m still thinking about them right now. Great job! Thank you for sharing!!!

    bri says:

    LAUREN! we’re soooo happy to hear that! we love feedback. thanks for letting us know!


    Sophie says:

    These look insane! Literally cannot wait to make these.

    Georgia says:

    Amazeballs 🙂 Odd question: what is the brand of the roasting tin?

    Ivan Solis says:

    Hi Georgia, its nordic ware quarter sheet pan.

    nikki says:

    This looks amazing, Im starving just looking at it!


    Melissa says:

    I’m making these tonight! My guest is allergic to cilantro so I will be using Italian Parsley.

    bri says:

    parsley will be excellent in these! let us know how they turn out!

    ava says:

    making this for a double date tonight!

    have made these before but wanted to ask about the serving size. do you think the recipe above would be sufficient for four people, (two flatbreads + four meatballs for each person)?

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