Spiced Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
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Spiced Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

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You’ll love this delicious spicy meatballs recipe – just tone down the chilli flakes if serving to young children.
<b>Prep:</b> 10 mins Prep: 10 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 15 mins Cook: 15 mins
Serves 4 Serves 4
Excellent source of iron Excellent source of iron
Low Sodium Low Sodium
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  • 500g lean Quality Mark lamb mince
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Large pinch dried chilli flakes or powder (optional)
  • 1½ cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • Handful parsley, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • Handful pitted black olives (optional)
  • 350g tagliatelle (or other) pasta
  • Grated parmesan to serve (or a cheese of your choice)


In a large bowl mix the mince, half the garlic, lemon, chilli (if using), breadcrumbs, parsley and yoghurt. Season well and roll into 20 walnut-sized balls.

Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a large non-stick pan and cook the meatballs, shaking the pan regularly until the meatballs begin to brown. Remove the meatballs from the pan onto a plate.

In the same pan, add another tablespoon of oil and cook the onion and the rest of the garlic until softened. Add the tomatoes and cook until thick and pulpy.

Add the meatballs back into the pan, pour in 100ml of water and cook gently for 10 minutes or so until the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce is thick. Stir in the olives.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, add to the meatballs and mix gently. Serve with the grated cheese on top, and a side of salad or seasonal vegetables.
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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 538g
Energy kJ (kcal) 2764 (660)
Protein (g) 42.1
Fat (g) 23.2
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 66.9
Sugars (g)
Sodium (mg) 545
Iron (mg) 4.9
Zinc (mg) 6.7
Vitamin B12 (ug) 2.7
Vitamin D (ug) N/A
Selenium (ug) 9.1

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Comments & Reviews

There are: 2 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
Hi Sue,

It may be the default settings on your computer as we have it set to fit on a page. Thanks
Posted by Beef + Lamb NZ 2018-09-17 07:48:27
Why do your recipes not fit onto the page for printing?
Posted by Sue 2018-09-15 16:23:12




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