I was forced to create these when my favorite brand stopped making their lamb meatballs, which were a staple in my little food-obsessed world. They're even more scrumptious with a small side of plain yogurt with some mint and cumin stirred into it. Add rice or couscous and a green salad and you have a tasty, easy, somewhat elegant dinner! This recipe can also be used to make meatballs for frying, if you prefer.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the grill for high heat.

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  • In a bowl, mix the lamb, green onions, garlic, curry powder, cumin, red pepper, salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties.

  • Lightly oil grill grate. Grill patties 5 minutes on each side, or until done.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; 15.8 g total fat; 76 mg cholesterol; 140 mg sodium. 3.1 g carbohydrates; 20.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2005
I made these to grill on a charcoal grill and they were terrific! The only change I made was to add about 1 tbsp. of paprika in order to give the juice a more 'red' color as I was trying to get something close to what we eat when we go to our favorite Turkish restaurant. The flavor was excellent! Next time I think I will spice them more liberally since we are spicy food people but really the (amount of) spices called for in the recipe worked very well. We will definintely make these again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/29/2012
We did not like these at all. They tasted gamey. Maybe that is how ground lamb is suppose to taste or maybe it was a problem with our ground lamb. I can't bear to serve the leftovers. Read More
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70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2005
I made these to grill on a charcoal grill and they were terrific! The only change I made was to add about 1 tbsp. of paprika in order to give the juice a more 'red' color as I was trying to get something close to what we eat when we go to our favorite Turkish restaurant. The flavor was excellent! Next time I think I will spice them more liberally since we are spicy food people but really the (amount of) spices called for in the recipe worked very well. We will definintely make these again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2009
These were good but I did make a few changes. First I used a fresh green chili pepper instead of the dried chili flakes and it gave it a nice, subtle heat. I added an egg to help hold everything together. Also instead of the curry powder I added paprika, adding a nice smoky flavor. I added 2 minced mushrooms as well because they needed to be used and they give the patties a nice texture and I think they helped keep them moist on the inside. I served these with couscous with toasted pine nuts and I wilted some spinach and cabbage in the pan I cooked the patties in and it gave the greens a really nice flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2008
Super tasty hubby and I both loved it. We broiled it because we're doing a specific diet where we can't fry things and we live in upstate NY so grilling is pretty much out of the question this time of year. It still came out really yummy. Be sure to add salt and pepper before cooking or it'll be a little bland and you'll have to add it later. Served it on a plate with modified Avocado Tzatzi sauce (recipe on this site) brown rice and leftover savory butternut squash. Awesome meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2009
wow...these are soooo good! I made them into meatballs and cooked them stove-top then put them in the oven for a bit and baked them. yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2008
This was very similarly spiced to a dish at my favorite Indian restaurant. I did up the spice slightly since so many other reviewers suggested it. I also tried the yogurt sauce and it was an authentic accompanyment to the lamb. Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2012
Delicious with the feta orzo recipe from this site and homemade tzatziki. I served it with a salad of sliced tomates cucumbers feta and red onions with drizzled olive oil Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
I never would have bought ground lamb but finally did because it looked nice and it was very cheap. Searched the net for something that looked appealing and lucked into this. I backed off a bit on the amount of cumin and curry because it seemed to me it was too much. WRONG! Will make again for sure with recipe intact. Found fresh mint sauce recipe and used that to dip in and I was in heaven and can't wait to make again with full amounts of curry and cumin. I never find what I consider a perfect recipe but this one is perfect. New found favorite. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2011
These are more like lamb burgers! I made some yogurt dill sauce to go with. They were a big hit at our house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
Very easy tasty way with ground lamb. I served in a pita with tomato lettuce and mayo. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/29/2012
We did not like these at all. They tasted gamey. Maybe that is how ground lamb is suppose to taste or maybe it was a problem with our ground lamb. I can't bear to serve the leftovers. Read More
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