Lebanese Beef and Lamb Meatballs

These meatballs are traditionally shaped more like little sausages. We are presenting our version of Kafta or Kofta to you as meatballs. The flavor of the ground lamb and ground beef combined with traditional Lebanese spices is perfect with a greek salad. or homemade Tzatziki sauce. You could even dip them in some homemade hummus or place inside your hummus pita sandwich.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 312 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Lb Ground Lamb
  • 1/2 LB Ground Beef
  • 2 Tbsp Parsley
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp 7 Spice Lebanese Spice mixture of Cinnamon, Coriander, Allspice, Cloves, Nutmeg, Cumin, Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Mint
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Pinch Red Pepper Flakes

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Place the cooling rack directly on the baking sheet
  • Place the onion in the food processor
  • Add the mint
  • Add the parsley
  • Add the red pepper flake
  • Add the 7 spice
  • Add the salt
  • Pulse the food processor until the onion is chopped and everything is combined
  • Add the beef and lamb
  • Add the egg yolk
  • Pulse until everything is combined, do not over mix.
  • Remove the blade from the food processor and scoop one small handful at a time, roll the meat into balls by cupping the meat and moving both hand in opposite directions over the meat.
  • Place each ball approximately an inch apart to allow air to circulate around the entire surface.
  • Place in the oven and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes depending on the size of your balls and the fat content in the meat.
  • Remove from the oven and place on your serving tray or plates

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Notes

Serve with a greek salad and sliced pita.  

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 21gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 411mgPotassium: 234mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 1101IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 3mg
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