Moroccan Lamb Meatballs – Dana Shortt Gourmet

Moroccan Lamb Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 – 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound cooking onions, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs

Method

Meatballs and Burgers

  • Heat oil in skillet over medium heat and sauté onions until soft and light golden in colour, about 7–9 minutes.
  • Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Add salt, allspice, cumin, and cinnamon and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring well.
  • Place lamb in large bowl. Add cooled onion mixture, currants, mint, eggs and breadcrumbs.

For meatballs

  • Form lamb mixture into small meatballs.
  • Bake in a 350º F oven until cooked throughout.
  • Serve with a spiced yogurt sauce, if desired.

For burgers

  • Shape lamb mixture into roughly 7 oz. sized patties.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Grill for about 7–10 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reaches an internal temperature of 160º