If you are a fellow meatballs lover, but cannot find the right recipe, fret not because you have landed at the right place. Our easy and delish Lamb Meatballs Recipe is a must-try. Prepared with exquisite spices and herbs, this dish takes less preparation time and is perfect for a formal dinner. Cherry on top, in this article we will tell you how to prepare Lamb Meatballs in Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce for a flavorful and delicious meal.
Table of Contents
History of Lamb Meatballs
From the Mughal Court in Asia to ancient Roman cookbooks and traditional Arab kitchens, you can find different recipes and variations of Meatballs recipes. It is believed that the first meatball recipe was recorded in a Roman cookbook back in the 8th century BC. The book is known as Apicius, it was written back in the 5th century in Latin and carries various meatball recipes.
The recipe has Asian affiliations as well and is commonly known as Kofta in the Subcontinent. It can be prepared with a variety of meats. In Asia, it is served in a curry made of yogurt, onions, and other exclusive Asian spices. This curry sometimes carries boiled eggs as well and other times meatballs are center-filled with a hard-boiled egg and it is cut diagonally. This recipe was most common in the Mughal Era and is known as Nargisi Kofta.
Moreover, this recipe has made rounds in every corner of the world and has been improvised in many ways. In American cuisine, meatloaves, meatballs sub, and meatballs spaghetti are among the favorites. You can prepare the dish in several ways and no matter what it tastes amazing in every way.
Lamb Meatballs Recipe
Had a long day at work and you want to pamper yourself with a nice meal? Try this easiest Lamb Meatballs Recipe and treat yourself the way you deserve to be.
Ingredients for Lamb Meatballs
To prepare relishing Lamb Meatballs, you will need:
- Minced Meat: ½ kg
- Garlic Powder: ½ tsp
- Chili Flakes: ¼ tsp
- Cumin: ½ tsp
- Onion: 1 small (grated or finely chopped)
- Dill: 1 Tbsp (finely chopped)
- Cilantro: 2 Tbsp (finely chopped)
- Parsley: ⅓ cup (finely chopped)
- Breadcrumbs: ½ cup
- Lemon Zest: ½ tsp
- Egg: 1
- Olive Oil: 1 Tbsp
- Salt and Black Pepper Powder: to taste
Instructions to Make Lamb Meatballs
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
|Set Time||15 to 20 minutes|
|Cook or Bake Time||20 to 25 minutes|
Take a small white onion and grate it well. The juicy onion paste helps the meatballs combine well and helps it taste better. Then finely chop Dill, Cilantro and Parsley, make sure you cut them really small, or the longer stems will not let the meatballs bind or even taste good.
You can use store-bought breadcrumbs, but if you have run out of them, fret not. Just take one bread loaf, coarsely tear it into smaller pieces and in a blender blend it into crumbs.
Then place lamb minced meat in a deep bowl and add the spices to it i.e., garlic powder, chili flakes, cumin seed, salt, black pepper powder, grated and chopped onions, dill, cilantro, parsley, lemon zest, breadcrumbs, and one beaten egg. If you fancy spicy lamb meatballs, you can double the amount of spices or add different grounded spices of your liking or simply add red chili powder.
Combine the mixture well with your hands or a spatula. When you see that the ingredients have combined evenly and the meat has developed a binding tendency, start shaping the meatballs.
Glaze your hands with Olive Oil and start taking smaller portions of the prepared minced meat. Shape them into small balls and place them on a plate. After shaping them, refrigerate them for fifteen minutes.
Meanwhile, start preparing the meatballs curry, (see the recipe below) or sauteed vegetables, to serve with Meatballs.
After the said time, take the meatballs out of the fridge, heat up a pan on medium-low flame, pour some olive oil, and shallow fry the meatballs. Lamb takes a little longer to cook so be patient with them and let them be done from all sides.
If you are looking for baked lamb meatballs, it is a perfect way to ditch the oil and make the meatballs healthier. Preheat the oven to 100 degrees. Take the baking tray, spread the baking paper on it, and brush it with olive oil. Put the meatballs on the tray and let them bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Dish them out and serve with various side dishes, or make a meatball sub or meatball spaghetti out of them. Even if you serve nothing alongside the meatballs, and only pair them with Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauces as dips, get ready for a heavenly experience.
It is a plus if the minced meat or grounded meat has little fats attached with it. The natural fats will keep it juicy and tender while cooking.
Always refrigerate meatballs for a while after shaping them. It shall help them bind better and they will not scatter away while cooking.
Lamb Meatballs Curry
To enhance the taste of Lamb Meatballs, add them to white curry and enjoy Lamb meatballs curry for an exquisite dinner. Follow this easiest Lamb Meatballs Curry recipe and you will never have them in another style.
Ingredients to Make Lamb Meatballs Curry
- Olive Oil: 2 Tbsp
- White Onion: 1 small (chopped)
- Ginger and Garlic Paste: 1 Tbsp
- Turmeric Powder: 1 pinch
- Salt: to taste
- White and Black Pepper Powder: half teaspoon each
- Paprika Powder: 1 tsp
- Tomato Paste: ½ cup
- Heavy Cream: 1 can
- Lamb Stock: 1 cup
Instructions to Prepare Lamb Meatballs Curry
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
|Cook Time||30 minutes|
In a cooking pot, pour olive oil, ginger, and garlic paste, and saute it. Then add onions, tomatoes, and other spices. Let them cook for a while. When the ingredients, especially, onions start to melt, add heavy cream and lamb stock. Cover the pot with the lid and let it simmer for a while.
Add the meatballs to the curry when it is half done. Then cover it with a lid again.
Let the meatballs cook in the curry for a while. Approximately 5 to 10 minutes. This way the curry will cook up, and the meatballs shall soak up the taste of curry.
Then garnish it with finely chopped parsley and a pinch of black pepper powder. Enjoy it with Garlic bread, sauteed vegetables, or boiled rice.
Lamb Meatballs with Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce
Instead of spending an hour preparing a perfect curry for lamb meatballs. Take two cups of Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce, spread it in the baking tray, add the cooked meatballs and bake it in a preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
This recipe is great for Keto Meatballs. Skip the use of oil, only add Dingolay Hot Sauce and prepare a fulfilling and nutritious meal.
Meatballs can be paired with a variety of dishes. A few of the ideas are here for your assistance.
- Butter: ½ cup
- Garlic Cloves: 4 (Crushed)
- Coriander Leaves: 2 Tbsp (finely chopped)
- Black Pepper Powder: ¼ tsp
- Mini Baguette: 2
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Bake Time||15 to 20 minutes|
Take soft butter, crushed garlic chunks, chopped coriander leaves, and black pepper powder. Mix all the ingredients well in a bowl.
Take two mini-baguette, and cut them into diagonal slices. Spread the garlic butter on the slices and bake them at 400 degrees in a preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
If you do not want to bake them, take a non-stick pan, lightly brush it with olive oil and let the slices toast for a while.
Serve them hot with Lamb Meatballs and Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce for a heavenly flavor.
Storage Options Of Meatballs
- If you have leftover meatballs, refrigerate or freeze them as per your liking. The cooked meatballs can be reserved in the fridge for up to four days or you can refrigerate the uncooked batch for up to two months. Take the frozen meatballs out of the fridge, warm them or bake them in the sauce and prepare a delicious meal in a short while.
- The uncooked/raw meatballs can be frozen for up to two months, but do not let them sit in the fridge for more than a few hours, or they will rot.
You can customize them in various ways. Find some ideas below.
- Meatball Sub: Lightly toast the submarine buns. Cut it in the middle, fill its insides with Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce, Lamb Meatballs, lots of grated cheese, olives, and jalapenos. Bake them or warm them up in the microwave until it is nice and bubbly. Serve it with creamy mashed potatoes and fizzy drinks.
- Spaghetti and Meatballs: In boiled spaghetti, add lamb meatballs, Dingolay Hot Sauce, with stir fried capsicums, carrots, and cabbage. Let them simmer for a while and serve them hot with French Fries or Mint Margarita.
Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce
Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce is available in three different flavors i.e. Original Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce, Mango Tropical Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce, and Pineapple Tropical Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce. These sauces are highly nutritious, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly. Moreover, they are prepared with 100% Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Peppers, Olive Oil, Garlic infused Carrots, and exclusive Caribbean herbs and spices. All these ingredients combined make heavenly Dingolay Hot Sauces. The best part of these sauces is that you can pair them with any meal and enhance its flavor.
Moreover, lamb meatballs are perfect for a hi-tea, if served alone with Dingolay Hot Sauce, as well as a go-to dish for a fancy dinner. Prepare the meatballs in the Dingolay Hot Sauce and you will be able to make them in a few minutes, save a lot of time, and experience a meal that will make you go Dingolay!