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Lamb meatballs in tomato sauce

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Lamb meatballs in tomato sauce


For the meatballs

  • Place a frying pan over medium heat and add the butter.
  • Finely chop the spring onion, the garlic, and add them to the pan. Add the cumin, salt, pepper, and sauté.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the bread, the olives, the feta crumbled with your hands, the ground lamb, salt, pepper, and mix very well.
  • Shape about 24 meatballs and add them to a baking pan with flour. Make sure to cover their whole surface with the flour.
  • Place a frying pan with the sunflower oil over medium heat.
  • Dust off any excess flour from the meatballs and add them to the hot oil. Fry in batches for 2 minutes, until they are golden brown. During frying, some of them may break apart.
  • Remove, place them on paper towels, and set aside.

For the sauce

  • Place a deep frying pan over medium heat and add the butter.
  • Coarsely chop the onion, finely chop the garlic, and add them to the pan.
  • Add the sugar and sauté. Add the cumin, the tomato paste, and sauté.
  • Deglaze the pan with the wine, add the canned tomatoes, the water, salt, pepper, the meatballs, and simmer for 15-20 minutes over medium-low heat.
  • Finely chop the rosemary, the mint and the oregano, and add them to the pan.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes, rosemary, mint, oregano, grated feta cheese, and pepper.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
19 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
31 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
50 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
7 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
7 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
44 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
10 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
28 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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