A few months ago, I found ground lamb on sale for less than the ground beef. Having absolutely no idea how to cook with it, I eagerly bought a pound. It stayed in the freezer until a couple days ago.
I wanted the recipe to be special, no just substitute ground lamb for ground beef in a regular recipe. Somehow, I happened on lamb meatballs, which seemed like the perfect idea. I found several recipes on Pinterest that looked delicious. I had to modify a couple, because I was limited in available ingredients and dietary restrictions. Paired with flat bread, hummus, and salad, this meal was delicious!
This meal makes 6 flatbread, 24 meatballs and 2 cups of hummus. Serve with salad and raw veggies. Serves about 4 people- but you *might* want to make more flatbread. It’s that good. Enjoy!
I got the recipe from: https://tasty.co/amp/recipe/4-ingredient-gluten-free-dough-flatbread.
The recipe was quick and simple. To get more of a naan taste, I added about 1/2 teaspoon each of garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. I also used 1 c. coconut cream – the thick part – with a little water added instead of yogurt. Also, be sure to make the dough very sticky and then add only just enough flour to keep it from sticking to your finger. This keeps the dough from being too dry and breaking when you add it to the skillet. Kneading also works well.
This is a modified recipe from a friend:
- 2 cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons oil (I used grapeseed)
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor. Add more water if it’s too dry. Add more spice, if desired, including cayenne pepper or sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
You can spread this hummus on the flatbread or dip veggies in it. It makes about 2 cups of hummus.
- 1 lb. ground lamb
- 3 Tablespoons almond flour
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
Mix together well. Form into 1 inch balls (makes 24) and rub with coconut oil. Grease baking sheet with coconut oil and place meatballs on sheet.
Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for 10 minutes, flip the meatballs and cook another 5-10 minutes until up to temperature.
Also, check out these two other amazing-looking lamb meatball recipes: