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Greek Lamb Meatballs

Greek Lamb Meatballs | Don’t save lamb just for special occasions — enjoy lamb for dinner tonight! Lamb’s earthy flavor makes it the perfect base for easy meatballs. These little bites come together in just minutes and taste incredible served in lettuce wraps or with a side of rice, then topped with a drizzle of refreshing homemade tzatziki. Looking for a quick appetizer instead? These Greek meatballs and dip make an unexpected surprise on game day or in a finger food buffet.


Yield: Serves 7
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

For Meatballs
1 pound ground lamb
½ cup Kikkoman® Panko Bread Crumbs
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon dried dill
1 teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
¼ cup finely chopped white onion
1 large egg
2 tablespoons olive oil

For Serving
1 cup tzatziki sauce (optional)


  1. Combine ground lamb, panko, oregano, basil, cumin, dill, salt, pepper, garlic, mint, onion, and egg and mix thoroughly.
  2. Form mixture into 14-15 meatballs and place on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
  3. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium non-stick skillet for 2 minutes. Add 7-8 meatballs and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning meatballs regularly for even cooking. Repeat with remaining meatballs. Serve meatballs hot with tzatziki sauce for dipping.


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