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Lamb Meatballs, spiced tomato sauce, mint and feta

Lamb Meatballs, spiced tomato sauce, mint and feta

Brendan Stapleton

Lamb Meatballs, spiced tomato sauce, mint and feta

 

3/4 cup finely diced onion

1/4 cup heavy cream

2 egg yolks

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cumin

pinch cayenne pepper

2 pounds ground lamb

1 cup panko breadcrumbs

1/4 c chopped parsley

1/4 c olive oil

2.5 cups tomato sauce, spiced

1/4 pound feta cheese

2 tablespoons sliced mint leaves

salt and black pepper

 

Mix the onion, cream, egg yolks, cinnamon, cumin, and cayenne in a large bowl. Place the lamb in a bowl and season with 2 1/2 teaspoons of salt and some fresh ground pepper, mix well. Add the breadcrumbs and parsley, and mix by hand . Shape into 1.5 ounce balls

 

Heat a large saute pan over high heat for 2 minutes. Add oil and swirl around pan. Carefully place the meatballs in the pan and cook for a few minutes until golden browned. Turn the meatballs over, and continue cooking all on all sides. Add the spiced tomato sauce, and bake the meatballs in a preheated 400F oven for 15 to 20 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and the meatballs are cooked through.

 

Top each meatballs with feta and mint. Serve

 

For more amazing recipes like this, check out Chef Steve Zimei and his amazing team at the Burlington Chopps Marriott located at 1 Mall road in Burlington ma, 01803.