Psuedo Lamb Meatballs


Grabbing turkey, beef and pork was a total accident, I have to say. I meant to go for turkey and pork, but the beef somehow got in there and I was already home so I just ran with it. Actually, when I set out, I had wanted to make lamb meatballs but I couldn’t find ground lamb anywhere so this is what I ended up with. Strangely enough, my husband was convinced that they had to be lamb anyway. Something about the cinnamon and the pine nuts.

What you will need

300 grams ground turkey

300 grams ground beef

300 ground pork

1 small onion, chopped finely

1/2 cup chopped toasted pine nuts

1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped finely

1 chilli pepper, chopped finely

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon paprika

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons white flour

4 tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon Berbere

1 large handful of dried dates, coarsely chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil for frying


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