Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs with Matcha

These tender and fragrant meatballs are simmered in a spicy tomato sauce, and are the perfect match for the traditional flavors of Moroccan Mint tea – combining green tea and mint. The Matcha in the meat mixture adds umami, brings the flavors together, and sets off the herbal, refreshing notes of mint and parsley.

Lamb Meatball Recipe

Ingredients:

1 lb Ground Lamb

1 Egg

½ cup Bread Crumbs ((may substitute gluten-free breadcrumbs))

¼ cup Flat-Leaf Parsly, finely chopped

¼ cup Fresh Mint Leaves, finely chopped

1 tsp Rosemary, finely minced

2 cloves Garlic, minced and pressed

½ tsp Lemon Zest

½ tsp Matcha Powder

¼-½ tsp Sea Salt (to taste)

¼ tsp Freshly Ground Pepper

Instructions:

  1. Gently mix the ingredients together and form into small (1 ounce) balls.

  2. Brown meatballs in olive oil in a deep skillet or medium saucepan over medium heat, working in batches to avoid overcrowding in the pan.

Set meatballs aside on a plate.

Spicy Tomato Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1 can Crushed Tomatoes

¾ tbsp Harissa (red pepper sauce)

Instructions:

  1. Add garlic to the olive oil in the pan used for browning the meatballs and heat until golden (1-2 minutes).

  2. Add tomatoes, harissa, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer 5-10 minutes until sauce is thickened.

  3. Add meatballs and any juices that have collected on the plate back into the sauce and simmer, covered, until meatballs are cooked through (about 15 minutes.)

Serve on a bed of arugula, with a simple salad of cucumbers and tomatoes with yogurt and lemon juice dressing.

** Serve with Matcha Mint tea for a Moroccan flair!**

Lamb Meatballs

SarahSarah
Tender and fragrant meatballs.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Ground Lamb
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup Bread Crumbs (may substitute gluten-free breadcrumbs)
  • ¼ cup Flat-Leaf Parsly, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh Mint Leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Rosemary, finely minced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced and pressed
  • ½ tsp Lemon Zest
  • ½ tsp Matcha Powder
  • ¼-½ tsp Sea Salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp Freshly Ground Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Gently mix the ingredients together and form into small (1 ounce) balls.
  • Brown meatballs in olive oil in a deep skillet or medium saucepan over medium heat, working in batches to avoid overcrowding in the pan.
Keyword Lamb, Matcha, Meatballs

 

Spicy Tomato Sauce

SarahSarah
A delicious sauce for Lamb Meatballs.
Course Dressing/Sauce
Cuisine Mediterranean

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 can Crushed Tomatoes
  • ¾ tbsp Harissa (red pepper sauce)

Instructions
 

  • Add garlic to the olive oil in the pan used for browning the meatballs and heat until golden (1-2 minutes).
  • Add tomatoes, harissa, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer 5-10 minutes until sauce is thickened.
  • Add meatballs and any juices that have collected on the plate back into the sauce and simmer, covered, until meatballs are cooked through (about 15 minutes.)
Keyword Sauce, Spicy Tomato

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