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Spiced Lamb Meatballs

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Spiced Lamb Meatballs
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 14
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Season these slow cooked lamb and turkey meatballs with spices - a perfect fall appetizer!
Updated Mar 17, 2014

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

Steps

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

120 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 7g Protein, 6g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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