Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

Acabonac Farms |

Enjoy the aromatic flavors of the Mediterranean with these easy lamb meatballs served with tzatziki sauce. Made with Acabonac's pasture raised ground lamb and seasoned with a blend of traditional herbs and spices, these meatballs are bursting with savory goodness. Let's dive into the recipe and embark on a culinary journey to the shores of the Mediterranean.


For Lamb Meatballs:

  • 1 lb Acabonac Farms pasture raised ground lamb
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking

For Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber, grated and drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Prepare the Tzatziki Sauce:

  • In a bowl, combine Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, chopped dill, lemon juice, and extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate the tzatziki sauce for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld.

Make the Lamb Meatballs:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine ground lamb, breadcrumbs, chopped onion, minced garlic, parsley, mint, ground cumin, ground coriander, dried oregano, ground cinnamon, cayenne pepper, beaten egg, salt, and pepper.
  • Gently mix the ingredients together until well combined.
  • Using your hands, shape the mixture into meatballs of your desired size (about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter).

Cook the Lamb Meatballs:

  • In a skillet, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the lamb meatballs to the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove the meatballs from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

Serve and Enjoy:

  • Arrange the Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs on a serving platter.
  • Serve with the chilled Tzatziki Sauce on the side for dipping or drizzling over the meatballs.
  • Garnish with additional fresh herbs and lemon zest for a burst of color and flavor.

Embrace the flavors of the Mediterranean with these savory Lamb Meatballs accompanied by the tangy and refreshing Tzatziki Sauce. Made with Acabonac's pasture raised ground lamb and a medley of aromatic herbs and spices, this dish is an easy weeknight meal that will leave the whole family happy.

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