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Moroccan Lamb Meatballs

Moroccan Lamb Meatball kebab with delicious mint yogurt
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine lamb, middle Estern, morrocan
Servings 4
Calories 518 kcal


  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil for cooking


  • 500 g lamb mince ground lamb (Note 1)
  • 1 ▢ 1 small onion grated using box grater (~1/2 cup, including juices, Note 2)
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs sub ordinary
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ▢ 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • ¼ cup coriander/cilantro leaves finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp EACH cumin coriander, paprika (any, but I like smoked paprika)
  • ½ tsp EACH cinnamon cayenne pepper (add more for spicy)
  • 1 tsp ▢ 1 tsp cooking/kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  • ¾ cup ▢ 3/4 cup plain yoghurt I use Greek
  • ½ cup tightly packed mint leaves
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp cooking/kosher salt


  • 4 pita pockets Lebanese or pita bread
  • 5 cups shredded lettuce iceberg, cost/romaine
  • 2 tomatoes halved, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion halved, finely sliced
  • ▢ OR Shredded Red Cabbage Carrot and Mint Salad (instead of lettuce, tomato and onion)
  • ▢ Extra coriander/cilantro leaves finely chopped (optional)


  • Mint yogurt sauce – Set aside 1/2 cup yogurt. Place all other ingredients in a jug that fits the head of a stick blender. Blitz until it turns green – it will be runny. Stir in reserved yogurt (this thickens it again). Refrigerate until required.
  • Meatballs – Place all Meatball ingredients in a bowl. Mix well with your hands. Measure out 1 heaped tablespoon, then roll into balls. Repeat with remaining mixture – should have 20 – 24 meatballs.
  • Cook – Heat oil in a large non stick pan over medium heat. Add half the meatballs and cook, turning to brown all over, for 8 minutes, or until cooked through. Transfer to plate. (Oven option – Note 4)
  • Serving – Cut pita pockets in half, warm for 10 seconds in the microwave, then pry it open. Stuff with lettuce, tomato, onion, then meatballs (I do 2 per half pocket). Drizzle with Mint Yogurt Sauce and fresh coriander.


This recipe is sponsored by Mediterranean Supermarket 
Keyword lamb, lamb kebab, morrocan dish