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Moroccan Lamb Meatballs

January 24, 2023 • 0 comments

Moroccan Lamb Meatballs
We've recently harvested our grass-fed lamb for the year, and there are lots of cuts to experiment with. Personally, I have not cooked a lot with lamb, so this has been fun! This recipe is made with ground lamb and is really simple! The spices are warming and perfect for a cold winter day.
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  • Servings: 4-5


  • (1 1/2 teaspoons) Garam Masala
  • (3/4 teaspoon) Ground Cumin
  • (1 teaspoon) Salt
  • (3/4 teaspoon) Pepper
  • (2) Eggs
  • (4 tablespoons) Bread Crumbs or Flour
  • (1) Onion
  • (600 grams or about 3-4 eight ounce cans of sauce) Canned Tomato or Tomato Sauce
  • (1 1/2 teaspoons) Ginger (ground)
  • (3/4 teaspoon) Cinnamon
  • (3/4 teaspoon) Garam Masala (for sauce)
  • (1/2 teaspoon) Crushed Red Pepper (optional)
  • (to taste) Salt and Pepper (for sauce)
  • (1 1/2 tablespoons) Honey
  • (1 lb) Ground Lamb
  • (3-4 cloves) Garlic


  • Mix ground lamb with 1 1/2 t. of garam masala, cumin, 1 t. of salt, eggs, and flour. I personally used flour because I don't typically have bread crumbs on hand.
  • Form your mixture into meatballs. Mine were about 1 inch - 1.5 inches thick.
  • Heat a bit of oil in your pan on medium to medium-high heat. I used a larger pot.
  • Fry on all sides until they are browned. it's ok if they're not completely cooked through. They will continue to cook in the sauce.
  • Remove meatballs and set aside.
  • Add onion and minced garlic cloves to the pan and fry for about 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Add tomatoes, ginger, garam masala, and crushed red pepper. I feel like the crushed red pepper made the dish spicy. I liked it, but if you want it a little more milder, you might leave it out. The original recipe called for chili flakes. I didn't have these on hand.
  • Let the sauce simmer on low for 10-15 minutes or until it has thickened.
  • Add the honey to the reduced sauce and throw in your salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the meatballs back to the sauce and let everything cook together for another 5-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of your meatballs.

We enjoyed ours over some cilantro rice, but it is also recommended to try on flatbread with a yogurt sauce.

You can check out the original recipe here! I made some slight adaptions due to the ingredients I had available.