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Mexican Lamb Meatballs

Mexican Lamb Meatballs

Mexican Lamb Meatballs

Meatballs don’t get tastier than this! The Mexican spices and black beans give it a great Latin flavour. Serve with yoghurt and a sprinkling of fresh herbs. Mexican Lamb Meatballs!

Serves 4

700g lamb mince

1/3 cup breadcrumbs

1 egg, lightly beaten

6 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tbsp smoked paprika

1 tsp ground coriander

¼ cup olive oil

1 red onion, peeled and chopped 

3 long green chillies, sliced

800g cherry tomatoes

1 tbsp caster sugar

1 x 400g can black beans, rinsed and drained

natural yoghurt, to serve

coriander leaves, to serve

mint leaves, to serve

Preheat oven to 200°C. Place mince, breadcrumbs, egg, half the garlic, paprika, and coriander in a bowl; season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Mix well to combine. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture. 

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large ovenproof frying pan over high heat. Add meatballs and cook in batches for 3-4 minutes, or until browned. Remove from pan. Add remaining oil to pan, add onion, and cook for 4 minutes. Add remaining garlic and half the chillies and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, sugar, and black beans; bring to the boil. Return meatballs to pan, cover, transfer to oven, and cook for 25 minutes. Uncover and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.

Serve meatballs with yoghurt and remaining chillies and sprinkle with coriander and mint leaves.

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3 Comments on Mexican Lamb Meatballs

  • Denise
    May 3, 2013 3:24 pm

    would this be 1 or 1/5 cup of bread crumbs?

    • lisai
      September 28, 2017 10:45 pm

      it would be a third of a cup.

  • jeanniebliss
    April 7, 2016 7:07 am

    meatballs alla mexican sound delicious took recipe and make it when I can. I usually concoct my own dishes it is true, but to try one other’s a week will try to do. so all the best and thanking you, read all emails nd enter conps too as fun to do, if I win thn great too
    all the best to all of you
    jeannie bliss

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