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Lavender Lamb Meatballs

Lavender Lamb Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons plus 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon ground dried lavender
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese

Prep Time:

45 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes

Serves:

36

This takes the humble meatball into the stratosphere! The feta cheese makes it extra moist, and give the recipe a Mediterranean flair. Serve these meatballs at your next party.

Why Try? If you’ve only had beef meatballs, try this lamb version. They are spicy, moist and delightful. And lavender is a hot on the food trend charts right now.

Foodie Byte: These bake up nicely in a 350°F oven in about 20 minutes and they freeze well, too.

Recipe courtesy Moveable Feast

Preparation

  1. In sauté pan add 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and garlic sautéing until tender. Remove from heat.
  3. Fold in rosemary and lavender. Set aside to cool and allow flavors to combine.
  4. Combine lamb, breadcrumbs, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper in a large bowl and gently mix.
  5. Add feta, onions and garlic to the lamb mixture.
  6. Form into 1-ounce balls.
  7. Sauté meatballs in olive oil for 10 minutes over medium heat or until brown on all sides.
  8. Serve warm.