Spiced Lamb Meatballs Recipe

Spiced Lamb Meatballs

Spiced Lamb Meatballs Recipe

Give your meatballs a Mediterranean twist with our spiced lamb meatball recipe! Infused with herbaceous flavors, curry powder, and Greek yogurt, they're a delightful change from the traditional. Serve over rice, lentils, or a fresh salad for a satisfying meal.

Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes

Calories per seving 410

Fat 28g

Cholesterol 140mg

Sodium 790mg

Carbohydrates 14g

Fiber 1g

Sugar 6g

Protein 27g


  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp Madras curry powder
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped, plus additional chopped for garnish
  • 1/3 cup Sunsweet® Amaz!n™ Diced Prunes
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped, plus additional for garnish 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, lightly coating it with nonstick spray.  Preheat oven to 400°F.

To prepare meatballs, gently mix lamb, cilantro, prunes, mint, breadcrumbs, garlic salt, paprika, cumin and pepper flakes in large bowl. Roll into 16 (1 1/2-inch) balls and place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the tops have browned and meatballs are cooked through. While still warm, release meatballs from baking sheet with a spatula. 

To prepare sauce, heat oil in small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in curry powder and turn off heat. Swirl in yogurt, lime juice and salt. 

Spread yogurt mixture onto platter, then place meatballs on top. Sprinkle with additional mint and cilantro.