Greek Inspired Lamb Meatballs + Garlic Yogurt Sauce
I don't know HOW this recipe slipped through the cracks! My Greek Inspired Lamb Meatballs + Garlic Yogurt Sauce is one of my most requested recipes and I am finally adding the recipe to the blog!! I love these meatballs because they are herby, flavorful and delicious with tangy, creamy yogurt sauce. Makes for an awesome app for your next dinner party or with lettuce cups, couscous or basmati for a weeknight dinner. Either way, you can't go wrong!
For the meatballs:
1 lb ground lamb (or ground beef)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dill, minced
1 tablespoon parsley, minced
¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup white wine
1 egg, whisked
Olive oil for brushing
For the garlic yogurt sauce:
½ cup whole greek yogurt (I like Fage)
Juice of one lemon
2 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
½ teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 400 F and line two sheet trays with parchment paper.
Combine the lamb, garlic, dill, parsley, panko, feta, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the wine, egg, and 1/3 cup water and mix until fully combined.
Use an ice cream scoop to form and roll the meatballs. Place your meatballs 1” apart on parchment lined paper. Brush each meatball with olive oil. Roast for 18-22 minutes (or until they temp at 165F)
While the meatballs roast, combine all ingredients for the garlic yogurt sauce and mix until well incorporated.
Serve the meatballs with a dollop of sauce as an appetizer. Also pairs great with pita, rice pilaf and roasted veggies for dinner.