Recipe For The Best Lamb Meat Balls

It is not often that you can find lamb mince in the shops, but I have been able to find lamb steaks. I got an artisan stand mixer for Christmas and it came with a few attachments, one of which is the food grinder.

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer Food Grinder Used To Make My Lamb Meat Balls

photograph sourced from yuppiechef.com

There can be nothing better than grinding your own meat and using a product you can trust to have no additives to make your own meat balls. I am so impressed by my artisan stand mixer and I can tell you that it is easy to use and the attachments are easy to clean. It is a simple process of putting the food grinder onto the machine and slicing your meat before pushing it through the grinder. You have a choice of coarse ground or finely ground and so you can decide on the thickness of your meat pieces to suit your own needs. The meat is cut by the grinder before being ground but you need to ensure you are not trying to push through large chunks of meat. If you don’t already have a food processor then I would highly recommend you invest in an artisan stand mixer for a mixer as well as all the wonderful and extremely useful attachments you can get with it. I got a red one, as my friend Cindy says, every kitchen needs a little bit of lipstick!

Lamb Meat Balls
Lamb Meat Balls

Lamb Meat Balls
 
Ingredients
  • 1 small handful fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 small handful fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves picked and chopped
  • 250g lamb mince
  • 2 anchovies, chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2.5mls ground cumin
  • olive oil for frying
Method
  1. mix the ingredients together and using your hands, form small meat balls
  2. allow to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving
  3. heat the olive oil in a frying pan – you want to cover the base only
  4. cook the meat balls over a medium heat until done

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17 thoughts on “Recipe For The Best Lamb Meat Balls

  1. Is it easy to clean? The attachment for my Kenwood isn’t much fun to clean. Even if I push bread through after the meat… I hate finding bits of meat in the plug after!

    I like meatballs.

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    1. It is very easy to clean which is great, as I would not use it if it were not! We nearly got the Kenwood but the Kitchen Aid won the battle 🙂

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  2. Oh I’m so jealous! My kingdom for a Kitchen Aid! And I agree, red is the best colour!

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    1. I was really spoilt at Christmas and that means Dave has a list of attachments for the next few birthdays!

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  3. The meatballs look great. *Stomps off grumbling with envy*

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    1. *sends Cindy positive thoughts she gets her own red ‘lipstick’ soon*

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  4. Would love a gadget like this, but for the moment we have a lovely village butcher who will do this for us. The recipe looks great, will have to give it a go with some of our local lamb or goat.

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    1. you are so lucky to have a good butcher – sadly we don’t. I have yet to try goat’s meat so will put that on my list 🙂

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  5. What fun – Pete is going to have a screaming fit when he says the size of my ever growing list of things I NEED to buy for the kitchen when we get home.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. as long as he carries on letting you read my blog LOL! I think your shopping spree is going to be so much fun 🙂

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  6. Looks yum! Are you happy with that grinder? Do you have any other attachments?

    And Cindy is so right, every kitchen does need a little lipstick!

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    1. I have the juicer attachment which works wonders as well. I would not swap this for anything and I am going to get a few more attachments this year 🙂

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  7. Nice Tandy. I have a hand mincer which you clamp onto the table and have used it before, but your is way more awesome.

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    1. my gran had one of those! Have a lovely day Sam 🙂

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  8. Oooh – your meatballs look awesome. I have the same mixer – gonna invest in this attachment for sure Tandy. Do you perhaps know if they sell a sausage filling attachment?? xxx have an awesome day xxxx jan

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    1. they do Jan, and it is on my wish list as I really want to make my own sausages! Hope your day is fantastic xxx

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