Spicy Lamb Meatballs with Spinach and Tomato Salad

Lamb is a great meat. Unfortunately home cooks tend to shy away from it. Yes It may seem a little intimidating but lamb is easy to cook when you have a great recipe to follow. It is a nice lean meat that can be quite flavorful. When just starting to cook lamb the first thing you should make are spicy lamb meatballs with spinach and tomato salad.

Ingredients Meatballs (Serves 2-3)

500g minced lamb
1 medium onion, peeled and diced finely
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon allspice
1 large egg
Sea salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

Ingredients Salad

2 Handfuls baby spinach
6 large tomatoes, sliced

Preheat oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, gas 4.

To make the meatballs, mix together all of the meatball ingredients In a large bowl.

Using your hands, knead the meat mixture then roll into small balls.

Coat baking dish with olive oil, place meatballs in the dish and lightly drizzle with oil.

Place in the hot oven for about 30-45 minutes, turn meatballs on opposite side after 15 minutes. Bake until cooked and golden brown on the outside.

Remove from oven and set aside.

When the meatballs are cooked, simply add a few handfuls of baby spinach and tomatoes onto each plate. Top with meatballs and serve.