Spiced Lamb Mini Meatballs Gluten-Free Recipe

Everyone loves meatballs! These meatballs are just as easy to make as everyday meatballs, but they’re extra special; unexpected spices add subtle flavor complexity to this classic gluten free cocktail-party favorite. Make more than you think you’ll need because there is no such thing as enough meatballs. Plus, you can freeze extra for future snacking!

Spiced Lamb Mini Meatballs Gluten-Free Recipe

MAKES ABOUT 28 (1-INCH) MEATBALLS You can use leftover mint leaves as a garnish and freeze extra cooked meatballs (as if!), reheating them in a 350°F oven for 15 minutes or until defrosted and heated through.
Servings 28 meatballs
Calories 74 kcal


  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup finely grated or finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free panko breadcrumbs or regular breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons canola or grapeseed oil, plus more as needed


  1. Combine the lamb, onion, breadcrumbs, garlic, mint, salt, allspice, cinnamon, cumin, and egg in a large bowl and mix with your hands until well combined. Shape into 1-inch meatballs and reserve on a tray until all the meatballs are formed.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the oil. Working in batches, cook the meatballs, turning often, until browned on all sides and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and keep warm until use.
Nutrition Facts
Spiced Lamb Mini Meatballs Gluten-Free Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.001g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 107mg5%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 32IU1%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photography Sidney Bensimon

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