Lamb and Beef Meatballs

Indulge in the burst of Mediterranean flavors with our delicious Lamb and Beef Meatballs recipe. A nice blend of fragrant herbs and zesty spices, these Greek-style meatballs are perfect for dinner parties or a satisfying family meal.

Not only are they delicious, but they’re also an excellent addition to your fertility diet meal plan, and prenatal and postpartum nutrition plan to make and freeze before the baby comes.  Making and freezing these lamb and beef meatballs can also help boost your protein intake.

Let’s explore how to create this nutritious and flavorful dish!

What You’ll Need to Make It:

  • Ground Beef (1 lb)
  • Ground Lamb (1 lb)
  • Sweet Onion, minced (1/2 cup)
  • Garlic, minced (4 cloves)
  • Fresh Mint, chopped (4 tbsp)
  • Fresh Parsley, chopped (4 tbsp)
  • Dried Oregano (2 tsp)
  • Ground Cumin (1 tsp)
  • Eggs (2)
  • Almond Meal (2/3 cup)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste

How to Make

Prep

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil then parchment paper. The aluminum foil will capture excess fat that cooks off the meatballs.
  2. Place ground meat in a bowl and break it up with your fingers.
  3. Mince onion and garlic.
  4. Chop mint and parsley.

Make

  1. Add onion, garlic, mint, parsley, oregano, and cumin to bowl with ground meat. Massage until well incorporated.
  2. Add the egg and almond meal and massage into the meat mixture.
  3. Season with salt and pepper as desired [1/2 tsp. would be reasonable for this amount of meat].
  4. Using an ice cream scoop or a spoon and your palms, form the mixture into meatballs and place on a baking sheet about 1″ apart.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 160° F.
  6. Recommended serving: fresh cucumber salad with plain Greek yogurt

Why This Recipe is Special for Fertility:

  • Lamb and Beef: High in protein, essential for a balanced fertility diet.
  • Herbs and Spices: Contain antioxidants and nutrients beneficial for reproductive health.

To Freeze:

  • Freeze meatballs on a sheet pan, then transfer to a bag for long-term storage. Use non-toxic parchment paper for a barrier with plastic bags.

Variations:

  • Swap almond meal for breadcrumbs or another binder if needed.
  • Add a pinch of chili flakes for a spicy kick.

FAQs:

  • Can I use only beef or lamb? Yes, feel free to use either, but the combination offers a unique flavor.

How to Store and Reheat or Make Ahead:

  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage.

What to Serve With It:

  • A fresh cucumber salad with plain Greek yogurt is a refreshing complement.

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Lamb and Beef Meatballs

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Servings 8
Calories 382 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb beef ground
  • 1 lb lamb ground
  • 1/2 cups onion sweet, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tbsp mint fresh, chopped
  • 4 tbps parsley fresh, chopped
  • 2 tsp oregano dried
  • 1 tsp cumin ground
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cups almond meal
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Prep

  • Preheat oven to 400° F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil then parchment-paper. The aluminum foil will capture excess fat that cooks off the meatballs.
  • Place ground meat in a bowl and break up with fingers.
  • Mince onion and garlic.
  • Chop mint and parsley.

Make

  • Add onion, garlic, mint, parsley, oregano, and cumin to bowl with ground meat. Massage until well incorporated.
  • Add the egg and almond meal and massage into the meat mixture.
  • Season with salt and pepper as desired [1/2 tsp. would be reasonable for this amount of meat].
  • Using an ice cream scoop or a spoon and your palms, form mixture into meatballs and place on baking sheet about 1" apart.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 160° F.
  • Recommended serving: fresh cucumber salad with plain Greek yogurt

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