Rating: 5 stars
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Advieh, herbs, and pomegranate molasses give these lamb meatballs a Persian flair. Serve with flatbreads and yogurt or over a green salad. If you go the salad route, include some fresh herbs and pomegranate molasses to match the meatballs.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
8 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
58 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 meatballs
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine lamb, bread crumbs, scallions, mint, advieh, dill, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add beaten eggs; knead by hand until smooth and sticky. Cover and refrigerate until flavors blend, at least 30 minutes.

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  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Form the lamb mixture into 1-inch balls. Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. Mist the tops with cooking spray.

  • Broil in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet and broil for 3 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 140 degrees F (60 degrees C).

  • Brush the meatballs with pomegranate molasses as soon as they come out of the oven.

Cook's Note:

Advieh is a Persian spice blend of cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, and dried rose petals. If you can't find it online or in a spice shop, mix up your own using one of the many recipes online. Or use a Middle Eastern spice blend with similar ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

60 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 2.9g; fat 3.5g; cholesterol 27.6mg; sodium 90.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2020
Loved these. Making the advieh (looked online on how to) was easy, especially because I had dried rose petals hanging on my rose bushes in my yard (because I'm not very good at tending to them). You probably have all the other ingredients in your spice rack. These were easy to make and very tasty. I couldn't get ground lamb (shortages with Covid19), so I used ground chicken thighs. Still very delicious and good texture. Secondly, pomegranate molasses is very easy to make (allrecipes.com has an easy recipe for it). We will definitely make this again. Read More
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2020
Loved these. Making the advieh (looked online on how to) was easy, especially because I had dried rose petals hanging on my rose bushes in my yard (because I'm not very good at tending to them). You probably have all the other ingredients in your spice rack. These were easy to make and very tasty. I couldn't get ground lamb (shortages with Covid19), so I used ground chicken thighs. Still very delicious and good texture. Secondly, pomegranate molasses is very easy to make (allrecipes.com has an easy recipe for it). We will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2020
delicious. Made no changes. Read More