Spiced Lamb Meatballs

Season these slow cooked lamb and turkey meatballs with spices - a perfect fall appetizer!

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 14
 

Ingredients

1/4
cup finely chopped onion
1/4
cup dried currants
2
tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon ground allspice
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
egg
1/2
lb ground lamb
1/2
lb ground turkey
3/4
cup soft bread crumbs (about 1 slice bread)
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
jar (24 oz) spicy red pepper tomato pasta sauce
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel

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  • 1 Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix onion, currants, mint, cumin, allspice, cinnamon, pepper flakes, garlic and egg. Add lamb, turkey and bread crumbs; mix well. Shape into 28 (1-inch) balls.
  • 2 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs in oil 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Spoon meatballs into slow cooker.
  • 3 In medium bowl, stir together pasta sauce and lemon peel. Pour over meatballs.
  • 4 Cover; cook on High heat setting 2 hours or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  • 1 Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix onion, currants, mint, cumin, allspice, cinnamon, pepper flakes, garlic and egg. Add lamb, turkey and bread crumbs; mix well. Shape into 28 (1-inch) balls.
  • 2 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs in oil 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Spoon meatballs into slow cooker.
  • 3 In medium bowl, stir together pasta sauce and lemon peel. Pour over meatballs.
  • 4 Cover; cook on High heat setting 2 hours or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.