Indian Spiced Lamb Meatballs is a recipe my wife and I came up with because she managed to find ground lamb at the grocery store on sale. It was very reasonably priced, so she picked up a few pounds. I didn’t want to do the usual thing, like turning the meat into hamburgers, so this is the recipe we came up with.
It’s super delicious and features pretty easy to find Indian spices like garam marsala, cinnamon, and ginger. And it has a good bit of garlic. This recipe is great for an appetizer, parties, or tailgates. They also reheat well.
Since Indian Spiced Lamb Meatballs have no fillers, like bread crumbs or flour, they are perfectly suited for gluten-free, paleo, keto, and Whole30 diets.
Before you start cooking this recipe, I highly recommend that you hit up your local Indian/Asian market for some fresh spices. You’ll be surprised what other ingredients you might stumble upon.
For this recipe, simply add the garlic, ginger powder, oregano, salt, pepper, garam marsala, to a mixing bowl. thoroughly mix the spices in with the meat.
The next step is easy, turn the meat mixture into meatballs. I recommend weighing out 1 oz of meat and then rolling those into balls. You should get 16 meatballs, but for some odd reason, I always get 17 and a half… I’m guessing either my scale is off or the meat processor’s scale is off. It’s probably mine.
You can either pan fry these or bake them in the oven. Lamb is pretty fatty, so I prefer to keep the mess to a minimum by cooking them in the oven.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Cook the meatballs for 15 minutes or until their internal temp reaches 165.
If you don’t like the thought of using lamb, you easily swap this meat out for any other ground meat. Ground pork, chicken, turkey, and beef would do fine. If I couldn’t use lamb, I’d probably use a blend of 50% pork to 50% ground beef.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl.
Thourougly mix all of the ingredients.
Measure the meat into 1 oz. portions an droll into balls.
Place all of the meat balls onto a greased baking sheet.
Cook for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and serve warm.