There are four different vegetables hidden inside these fragrant lamb meatballs, which not only add flavour but help make the meat go further. We often eat them with couscous, on pasta, or cold for a picnic lunch.
Adapt for Adults/Toddlers Rather than blending the vegetables to a smooth puree, leave it quite chunky
Time Save The sweet potato and the vegetables can be cooked the day before.
“Leftovers Try stirring chopped up cold meatballs through a couscous salad, or sprinkle over hummus spread on pitta bread
Moroccan Sweet Potato Lamb Meatballs
These juicy lamb meatballs loaded with hidden vegetables are an easy and delicious dinner or finger food for kids, toddlers and baby led weaning
- 1 medium sweet potato baked and cooled,
- 1 dsp olive oil
- 1 red capsicum pepper, diced
- 1 medium zucchini courgette, diced
- 2 carrots sliced
- 1 large garlic clove crushed
- 500 g Lamb mince
- 2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg beaten
- Black pepper
- You will need 2-3 porcelain/pyrex baking dishes, lightly greased with olive oil. (I find metal baking trays tend to burn the meatballs)
- Preheat the oven to 200˚C/400˚F.
- Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and over a low heat fry the capsicum, zucchini and carrot for 10 minutes, until soft then add the garlic and cook for another couple of minutes stirring occasionally.
- Cool, then blend with the cooked sweet potato flesh to a smooth puree.
- Either blend the lamb mince until smooth or mash with a fork until relatively smooth, then add the vegetable puree, cumin, coriander, turmeric and cinnamon, followed by the beaten egg. Season with black pepper and mix well.
- Form into walnut-sized balls and place on to lightly greased baking dishes and bake for 15 minutes until cooked through.
- To freeze, cool completely then freeze on baking trays lined with baking parchment, making sure the meatballs aren’t touching each. Once completely frozen, place into bags or Tupperware. Defrost in the fridge.
Calories: 53kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 17mgPotassium: 91mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1579IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
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