Lamb Meatballs with Mint
lamb meatballs with mint

Lamb Meatballs with Mint

Last Updated on 09/01/2022 by richard

🇪🇸 En español: Albóndigas de cordero con menta

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A standout tapa, meatballs made with the classic combination of lamb and mint.

lamb meatballs with mint

Lamb Meatballs with Mint

A standout tapa, meatballs made with the classic combination of lamb and mint.
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Total Time 50 mins
Course Starter, Tapas
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4
Calories 792 kcal


  • 0.5 kg lamb mince
  • 1 egg
  • 75 g dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp mint finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 140 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion medium, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 150 ml dry white wine
  • 150 ml beef stock
  • 250 ml tomato puree


  • In a bowl, mix the lamb with the egg, bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon of the mint. Season with salt and pepper. Form the mixture into 1-inch balls.
  • Heat the olive oil in a very large skillet. Add the meatballs and fry over moderately high heat until browned all over, about 4 minutes. Transfer the meatballs to a plate.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 8 minutes. Add the wine and cook, stirring, until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a food processor. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of mint and puree.
  • Return the onion puree to the skillet. Add the broth, tomato puree and meatballs and simmer over low heat until the meatballs are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


Calories: 792kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 25gFat: 64gSaturated Fat: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 6g
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