Lamb Meatballs with Mint
lamb meatballs with mint

Lamb Meatballs with Mint

Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
lamb meatballs with mint

🇪🇸 En español: Albóndigas de cordero con menta

tapas logo
spread of tapas dishes

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.
No ratings yet
Print Pin Rate Add to Collection
Course: Starter, Tapas
Cuisine: 🇪🇸 Spanish
Keyword: lamb, Spanish, tapas
Difficulty: Average
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 792kcal
Author: Richard


  • 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: 792kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g

You may also like one of my other recipes …

mussels with saffron
Mussels with Saffron
This pepped-up Spanish recipe for mussels with saffron and spinach is ready in just 30 minutes.
Check out this recipe
crispy whitebait
Five Spice Dusted Whitebait
Crispy whitebait deep fried with a spicy coating
Check out this recipe
Grandads Cookbook may reference or include sections of text and images reproduced courtesy of:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating