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Lamb Kofta {Gluten Free}

lamb kafta meatballs

Lamb Kofta {Gluten Free}

If you’ve never tried lamb, it is a rich and flavorful red meat high in iron, zinc, vitamin B-12 and selenium! It’s also a meat that isn’t as processed and commerically made, so when you get lamb, you almost always get a great quality! This lamb kofta dish is super fantastic. This dish can be made into meatballs or served kabob style. I served it in a bowl with turmeric cauliflower rice and blistered tomatoes. Zucchini is another great veggie to pair with this dish! Throw on a dollop of hummus or tzatziki and you have your own trendy, Instagram worthy, middle eastern buddha bowl! Get creative with yo’ veggies!

These meatballs are a fun way to feed your newly toddler eater or even a picky eater. Most kids dig meatballs, so it’s a friendly dish to put on the table! Another thing that I love about this recipe is that all the spices are most likely in your cabinet already! Recipes that use random rare ingredients are the worst. I like to have things on hand + whip something up. Here ya go!

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lamb kofta meatballs


Lamb Kofta

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 5 People


  • 2 Lbs Ground Lamb You Can Sub 1lb of Ground Beef for Milder Flavor
  • 2 Tbs Parsley Fresh and Chopped
  • 3 Green Onions Chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp pepper


  • Set oven to 385F.
  • In a bowl or Kitchenaid mixer, add all the ingredients and mix together.
  • Have a cast iron or oven safe skillet heating up on the stove over medium-high heat.
  • Roll into desired size meatballs. I use a cookie scoop to assure they are all about the same size.
  • Place meatballs in hot cast iron and sear to get that carmelization on the outside. (about 30 seconds) Turn meatballs twice to sear evenly. You don't want them cooked throughout the middle.
  • Move cast iron into oven for 20 minutes to complete cooking.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Michelle Thomason

Michelle Thomason lives in Austin, TX with her husband + two kids. She loves to be in the kitchen creating delicious wholesome meals for her family!