Meatballs is one of my favorite dishes to make, and this flavor combo made me ooh and ahh at the dish while eating it with the family! The combination of lamb, beef, or other meat, served with an awesome side salad and tzatziki with pita bread made for one happy family (and two happy dogs!)
- 3 tbsp onion, grated
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 lb ground lamb (or pork, or more beef)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 6 large mint leaves, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp dried dill
- 2 pinches cinnamon
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3/4 tsp salt
- Black pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, combine onion, lamb, beef, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, mint , olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine.
Using a small cookie scoop, form the meat mixture into about 24 balls and place on the baking sheet. Roast to golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
Serve the meatballs with tzatziki, pita bread, and tomato cucumber salad.