Baked Lamb Meatballs


I made these as part of a New Year's dinner. Had the lamb and peeked around the kitchen for interesting and delicious things to throw in. I love successful experiments!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
21 meatballs


  • 1 pound ground lamb

  • 2 slices bread, torn into small pieces

  • ¼ cup yogurt

  • ¼ cup raisins

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Mix lamb, bread, yogurt, raisins, cilantro, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on a greased baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are browned on the outsides and only slightly pink in the centers, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

298 Calories
16g Fat
16g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 298
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 413mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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