Indian Spiced Lamb-Balls

About 24 cocktail size meatballs

Warning – These little Indian spiced lamb bites pack a spicy punch – served with a wee bit of sweet preserve they are highly addictive! This was a catering menu item staple of mine for many events, and they are so great to have on hand in the freezer, an easy do ahead which every party planner likes!


1 lb ground lamb

1 lb ground pork

2 eggs – lightly whisked

¼ cup preserves

1 cup breadcrumbs

2 jalapenos finely chopped

3 cloves of garlic minced

1 cup chopped cilantro

2 Tbsp Garam Masala

1 Tbsp ground ginger

2 tsp salt

1 tsp cayenne pepper


Heat oven to 350. Combine and gently mix all ingredients well to fully blend flavours. Form into small one bite round balls. Heat 1 Tbsp Olive oil in frying pan and sear lamb-balls until evenly browned all over, transfer to baking dish or sheet pan and finish in oven for 10 – 15 minutes or until cooked through.

Serve hot with preserves.

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