American Lamb Meatballs with Harissa Yogurt


June 21, 2022

Recipe provided by American Lamb Meatballs with Harissa Yogurt – The Food Joy, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (American Lamb Meatballs with Harissa Yogurt | American Lamb).


Lamb Meatballs

1 Egg, room temperature

1/2 cup Plain breadcrumbs

1/2 cup White onion, diced

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1/4 cup Parsley, diced

1 1/4 tsp Cumin

1 1/4 Paprika

1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper

1 1/4 tsp Kosher salt

1/2 tsp Freshly cracked black pepper

1 lb Ground American lamb

Harissa Yogurt

1 cup Greek yogurt, plain

2 tbsp Harissa paste

1 1/2 tbsp Fresh lemon juice

Salt & pepper, to taste



1Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.

2Crack the egg into a large/medium sized mixing bowl and lightly whisk. Add in the breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, parsley, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt. Mix until evenly combined. Add in the ground American lamb and mix using your hands until well combined.

3Roll out about 2 tablespoons of meat in your hands to form an even ball (Tip: you can coat your hands with a little olive oil to avoid stickiness!).

4Place them on the lined baking sheet and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until browned on the outside and cooked throughout.

Harissa Yogurt

1Combine all ingredients together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.

2Drizzle the Harissa Yogurt overtop or using toothpicks to dip each one into the sauce and enjoy!