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Cumin Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Chimichurri Drizzle | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

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!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Fusion, Latin, Whole 30
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 388kcal


  • 1 lbs ground lamb
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano flakes
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • teaspoon 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: 1g | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg