Cumin Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Chimichurri Drizzle
Loaded with flavor, these little lamb meatballs are a great base recipe! I serve them with fresh chimichurri, sweet peppers and more to really double down on the bright fresh flabors! This recipe is an easy Whole 30 approved if you don't serve with rice. Substitute cauliflower rice in for a perfect meal!
Calories 388 kcal
1 lbs ground lamb 1 tsp cumin ½ tsp dried oregano flakes ½ tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp onion powder ¼ tsp red pepper flakes ¼ tsp ancho chili powder ⅛ tsp ground coriander salt and pepper 2 tbs bacon fat or cooking oil
Make the meatballs Mix the ground lamb with the cumin, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flankes, ancho chili powder, coriander and salt and pepper. Roll into 1 ½" meatballs and arrange on a platter. Wrap in plastic wrap and let chill in fridge for 30 minutes before cooking. Cook the meatballs When ready to cook, heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the cooking oil and swirl to coat. When cooking fat / oil is smoking, place the meatballs in and brown on all sides, checking and rotating as needed.
Cover and cook over low until meatballs are cooked through, about 15 minutes longer.
Drain any excess fat and toss in sauteed veggies and rice - or cauliflower rice if creating a whole 30 approved recipe.
Serve with fresh chimichurri sauce, hot sauce, and chipotle aioli to drizzle over top.
Serving: 1 g | Calories: 388 kcal | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Protein: 19 g | Fat: 34 g | Saturated Fat: 14 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14 g | Cholesterol: 89 mg | Sodium: 83 mg | Potassium: 275 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 85 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 29 mg | Iron: 2 mg