Greek Lamb Meatballs With Yogurt Dip {Gluten-Free}

Published on Mar 16, 2019

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Serves: 16 meatballs
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Greek Lamb Meatballs With Yogurt Dip: These tender and moist meatballs are made with lamb, goat cheese, mint, and cumin and served with a refreshing yogurt dip flavored with garlic and fresh mint. Hands down, these gluten-free meatballs are my favorite!

greek meatballs

When inviting friends for afternoon drinks, serving small bites takes the pressure off a traditional dinner party. This is why serving small meals with big flavors is always a big hit for your guests and you.

BAKED GREEK LAMB MEATBALLS

In this gluten-free baked meatball recipe, I used lamb, not only because lamb is often used in Greek cuisine but because lamb adds an extra layer of flavor.

This recipe for lamb meatballs includes goat cheese, mint, and cumin, a combination of flavors that elevates a simple meatball to an extraordinary one.

The cheese adds creaminess and keeps the Greek meatballs extra moist.

Greek yogurt

YOGURT WITH MINT AND GARLIC – THE PERFECT DIP FOR MEATBALLS

And what goes better with hot Greek meatballs? Yogurt. This simple yogurt dip, made with mint and garlic, is a refreshing addition to hot lamb meatballs.

 

EASY GLUTEN FREE MEATBALL RECIPE

This meatball recipe is exceptionally easy. Just mix the ingredients, shape into balls and bake. If you are not a lover of lamb, you can use chicken, beef, pork, or turkey.

HOW DO YOU KNOW THE MEATBALLS ARE COOKED

While using a meat thermometer is the most accurate way to determine if meatballs are cooked through, there are visual and textural cues you can rely on:

Color: Cooked meatballs will have an even brown color on the outside. The exterior should be golden brown, indicating that they have been sufficiently cooked.
Texture: Gently press on a meatball with a fork or spatula. It should feel firm and spring back slightly, indicating the interior is cooked. It needs more time if it feels mushy or raw in the center.
Juices: When you cut into a meatball, the juices should run clear, not pink. If you notice any pinkness or red juices, it’s a sign that the meatballs need more time in the oven.
Internal Appearance: Cut one of the larger meatballs in half. The inside should be uniform and not appear raw or overly pink.

SERVING

Greek lamb meatballs are often served with pita bread, but they make a great small plate with a simple yogurt dip.

greek meatballs garnished with mint on a platter

MEATBALLS FOR A LOW-CARB DIET

For those adhering to a low-carb diet, consider tossing these gluten-free meatballs into a salad for an added protein boost, drizzled with the tasty yogurt dip.

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ENTERTAINING GUESTS?

Are you planning an afternoon entertaining guests and want to keep things simple but impressive? Irresistible nibbles such as meatballs are integral to entertaining because they are packed with flavor and excellent for large gatherings.

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