Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves:

Preparation time:
Cooking time:

Ingredients

For the Meatballs:
1lb ground lamb
1 egg lightly beaten
1 clove garlic, minced
2 T panko crumbs
2 T fresh mint leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp garam masala or cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
2 T olive oil

Sauce:
1 T olive oil
3 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups diced tomato
1/2 tsp garam masala or cinnamon
salt and pepper

Method

Combine all ingredients except olive oil in a large bowl. Form meatballs about 1 1/2" diameter. Heat oil in pan and brown on all sides, turning frequently. Remove from pan and wipe out excess fat.

For the sauce..In the same pan, heat 1 T olive oil Add onion and saute and then the garlic until golden. Stir in tomatoes. Add the cinnamon or Garam Masala and season to taste with salt and pepper. Return meatballs to the pan and coat with the sauce. Cover and cook for an additional 7 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.

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