Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Barberries and Mint Yogurt

 


Barberries - a small, dried, tart fruit - add a sweet and sour twist to this Eastern Mediterranean take on the traditional Italian meatball. A spice blend including mint, along with the use of ground lamb and a Greek yogurt garnish elevate the dish to a brand new level of globally-inspired flavor.

Yield: 2 meatballs per serving


*This recipe was created for 10 and 60 servings. To adjust the serving quantity, enter a new yield (up to 1,000 servings) then click resize. As with any recipe, changing the quantity may affect flavor intensity. Please adjust ingredients according to your taste.

 
Tasting Serving (10)60 ServingsResized (xx) ServingsRecipe Nutrition
Ingredients Quantities Instructions
Greek yogurt, plain 1/2 cup 1. Mix yogurt and mint in small bowl until. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add onion, 2 tablespoons of the barberries, garlic powder, allspice, cumin, paprika, sea salt and pepper; cook and stir until onions and barberries are tender, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

3. Mix lamb, egg, panko and cooled onion mixture in large bowl. Shape into 20 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs.

4. Brown meatballs, in batches if necessary, in same large skillet on medium heat. Remove meatballs from skillet. Set aside.

5. Cook and stir shallots in same skillet on medium heat until golden brown. Stir in remaining ingredients and another 1 tablespoon barberries. Bring to boil. Return meatballs to skillet. Reduce heat and simmer until meatballs are cooked through and sauce is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.

Fresh mint, chopped 2 teaspoons
Olive oil 2 tablespoons
Onion, chopped 1 cup
Dried barberries, divided 1/4 cup
McCormick Culinary® Garlic Powder 1 1/2 teaspoons
McCormick Culinary® Ground Allspice 1 teaspoon
McCormick Culinary® Ground Cumin 1 teaspoon
McCormick Culinary® Paprika 1 teaspoon
McCormick Culinary® Mediterranean Sea Salt Coarse Grind 1 teaspoon
McCormick Culinary® Coarse Grind Black Pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Ground lamb 1 pound
Egg 1 each
Panko bread crumbs 3 tablespoons
Quartered shallots 1 cup
Petite diced tomatoes, 14 1/2 oz. 1 can
Kitchen Basics® Original Chicken Stock 1/2 cup
Pomegranate molasses 2 tablespoons
Sugar 2 tablespoons
McCormick Culinary® Ground Cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon
Ingredients Quantities Instructions
Greek yogurt, plain 3 cups 1. Mix yogurt and mint in small bowl until. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add onion, 2 tablespoons of the barberries, garlic powder, allspice, cumin, paprika, sea salt and pepper; cook and stir until onions and barberries are tender, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

3. Mix lamb, egg, panko and cooled onion mixture in large bowl. Shape into 20 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs.

4. Brown meatballs, in batches if necessary, in same large skillet on medium heat. Remove meatballs from skillet. Set aside.

5. Cook and stir shallots in same skillet on medium heat until golden brown. Stir in remaining ingredients and another 1 tablespoon barberries. Bring to boil. Return meatballs to skillet. Reduce heat and simmer until meatballs are cooked through and sauce is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.

Fresh mint, chopped 4 tablespoons
Olive oil 4 tablespoons
Onion, chopped 6 cups
Dried barberries, divided 1 1/2 cups
Garlic Powder 3 tablespoons
Allspice, Ground 2 tablespoons
Cumin, Ground 2 tablespoons
Paprika 2 tablespoons
Sea Salt, Mediterranean Coarse Grind 2 tablespoons
Pepper, Black Coarse Grind 1 tablespoon
Ground lamb 6 pounds
Egg 6 eaches
Panko bread crumbs 1 1/8 cups
Quartered shallots 6 cups
Petite diced tomatoes, 14 1/2 oz. 6 cans
Kitchen Basics® Original Chicken Stock 3 cups
Pomegranate molasses 3/4 cup
Sugar 3/4 cup
Cinnamon, Ground 1 tablespoon
Ingredients Quantities Instructions
No Resize Selected

Nutrition Information (per serving)

Calories 190 kcal


Total fat 10 g


Saturated fat 3 g


Cholesterol 50 mg


Sodium 338 mg


Carbohydrate 14 g


Dietary fiber 2 g


Protein 11 g


Plating Instructions: Serve meatballs and sauce topped with the mint yogurt and remaining 1 tablespoon barberries.


Site Search
Recipe Search






Recently Viewed
No Recipe or Products Recently Viewed.
Chef Zone
Sign up for product, trend & recipe guides, operator panels and more. Sign Up Here
our brandsMcCormick CulinaryOld BayZatarainsThai KitchenLawrys