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Moroccan Lamb Patties (Baked or Grilled)

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 4
  • 20 min
  • 40 min
  • $$$
Gatheredtable
inspired by  Barefoot Contessa by Ina Garten

Ingredients

  • 5 scallions, minced
  • 1 cup fresh parsley (about 3/4 of a bunch)
  • 1 cup of fresh mint (about a bunch)
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs

Directions

Prep: 1. Preheat Grill (medium) or Oven (350) 2. Chop scallions, parsley, mint. (If you have one, use a food processor to speed it up) 3. Crush garlic. For Grilled Patties: 1. Mix all ingredients in bowl (use hands to combine well). 2. Form "meatballs" of mixture around metal or soaked wooden skewers. 3. Grill until done, while rotating, about 3-5 minutes per side. For Baked Patties: 1. Mix all ingredients in bowl (use hands to combine well). 2. Make "meatballs" of mixture, place on a foil-covered baking sheet, press gently with palm to shape into patties. 3. Bake for 10 minutes on each side, flipping once.

Notes

Cornerstone of an easy and fabulous 'middle eastern' flavored dinner (and can make ahead).

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