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Spicy Lamb Meatballs

These Spicy Lamb Meatballs are made with chili powder and smoked paprika and are a deliciously flavorful recipe the whole family will love. They're baked in the oven, and ready in just 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: lamb, lamb meatballs, meatballs
Servings: 18 meatballs
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Erin


  • 1 lb. ground lamb
  • 1 egg
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoon yellow onion minced
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs regular or gluten free
  • feta cheese for topping optional

for the mayo:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 teaspoon sriracha
  • Juice 1/2 lime


  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Combine all of the meatball ingredients in a large bowl and use a wooden spoon or your hands to mix everything together, being careful not to over-mix.
  • Next, roll the lamb mixture into balls and place them directly onto a greased baking sheet.
  • Place baking sheet into the oven and bake meatballs for 15-20 minutes or until the lamb is cooked through.
  • While the meatballs are baking, make the sriracha mayo: whisk mayo, sriracha and lime together and set aside.
  • Top the meatballs with the sriracha mayo and some feta cheese (optional) and serve with a side salad or some naan and enjoy!


*Calories are per meatball and are an estimation 
Serving size depends on size of meatballs, but should be somewhere between 18-20 meatballs. 


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg