March 10, 2022

American Lamb Meatballs with Whipped Feta

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Recipe Provided By
“Joyful Healthy Eats” 
Lamb Meatballs with Whipped Feta

Ingredients

  • 1 pound American Ground Lamb
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon parley
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • 3-ounce cream cheese, (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups thinly sliced English cucumbers
  • 1/4 of finely sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

Directions

Meatballs: To a large bowl add American Ground Lamb, red onion, garlic, yogurt, oregano, cumin, parsley, black pepper and salt.  Using a spoon or hands, mix together until well combined.  Form into 1" balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Baked at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes. Place under broiler for 5 minutes until browned and internal temperature is 160 degrees F.

Whipped Feta: To a small food processor add 1 garlic clove, Feta, cream cheese, rosemary, thyme and lemon juice.  Pulse until combined.  Set aside.

Pickled Cucumbers: To a small bowl add cucumbers, red onion, rice wine vinegar, honey, avocado oil, red pepper flakes and salt.  Toss to combine everything and let side for 10 minutes to marinate.

 

Assemble: Spread whipped Feta on a plate, top with meatballs and garnish with pickled cucumbers.

Note: USDA recommends ground lamb reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.

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