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Baked Falafel-spiced Lamb Meatballs

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 4
  • 15 min
  • 35 min
  • $$
Gatheredtable
adapted fromOrangette Blog

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 2/3 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • parchment paper

Directions

Prep: 1. Mince garlic 2. Preheat the oven to 425°F. 3. Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper. Make: 1. Mix all ingredients. 2. Form into meatballs. 3. Arrange meatballs on the prepared sheet pan. 4. Bake meatballs until done through and brown, about 15-20 minutes. If you like them a little crispier you can broil them for a few minutes, but watch them closely so they don't burn.

Notes

If you prefer, you can also fry these in a little olive oil for about 3-4 minutes per "side" (let's say meatballs have 4 sides). These freeze beautifully. You can either freeze the raw meatballs (we recommend freezing on a baking dish first and then placing them in freezer bags so that they don't stick together), or you can freeze them once they are cooked.

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