Moroccan Lamb Meatballs (VIDEO)

This lamb recipe is too easy, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t amazing!  This was a very common street food in Morocco, and the amount of cumin used on the lamb was always astounding and delicious

  • 1lb ground lamb (20% fat)
  • 1 large heirloom tomato
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 Tablespoons ground Moroccan cumin
  • 1 preseved lemon
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • glug of olive oil
  • salt


Liberally salt your ground lamb.  Form into balls and place in a fish griller or some other contraption that can contain your balls ( i know).  Over high heat coals, sear each side of the lamb until nice and brown, if directly on the heat, this is only 30 seconds per side.  Open the contraption and place slices of salted tomato and onion brushed with oil and salt on top of the lamb.  First tomato, then onion.  Re-close the contraption and cook the combo onion side down on slightly less hot coals.  Flip to make sure the onions don’t burn completely (a nice char is good).  You want to cook this for another 5 minutes until the lamb is medium rare.

Take the combo off the fire and rest.  Then dice a preserved lemon, mince some parsley, and toss with the olive oil.

Remove the lamb and very liberally season with cumin (more than you would think).  Eat in a piece of flat bread or just indulge in it all together.

6 responses to “Moroccan Lamb Meatballs (VIDEO)”

  1. Kevin O says:

    God! I loved that recipe!

  2. Name says:

    This was hilarious to watch, thank you. The recipe looks awesome and I can’t wait to try

  3. Frank James says:

    Truly funny guys. Thank God for helpful neighbors. Offer him a beer next time!

  4. Mo says:

    Are you SURE……ya don’t want Me to tag along?! Think about it….Relaxing Facials,Reiki,Reflexology….I could help do Food Prep….Clean Up……think about it! Xo Live~Life! Mo

  5. Twalker says:

    Love! I would like more, please.

  6. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing. We’re always looking for ways to cook with Lamb. You can read about our local source for wonderful lamb (Border Springs Farm) on our blog

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