Moroccan Lamb Meatballs

Quintessential Mediterranean spices will make these meatballs the centerpiece of the meal. This recipe also works with ground beef, chicken, or turkey.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Author: Adapted from RecipeTin Eats


  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 small onion grated (1/2 cup, including juices)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs or panko
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro or flat parsley leaves and stems finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Place ingredients, except for the oil, in a bowl and mix well. Measure out 1 heaping tablespoon of meat mixture, roll into a ball, and place onto a sheet pan. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add half the meatballs and cook, turning to brown all over, for 8–10 minutes, or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cook remaining meatballs.

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