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Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs & Farro

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Juicy, beyond flavorful lamb meatballs served with plump farro and peas. I recommend serving with a mint pesto and lemon yogurt. This is great for a dinner party or dinner for a special occasion.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Serves 4

Meatballs

1/2 cup
White Onions , diced
1 clove
Garlic , minced
to taste
1 lb
Ground Lamb
1 tsp
Ground Cumin
1 tsp
Ground Coriander
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1 Tbsp
Fresh Dill , finely chopped
1
1/3 cup
Breadcrumbs
3/4 cup
Crumbled Feta Cheese
to taste

Farro

1/2 cup
White Onions , diced
1 clove
2 cups
Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
1 cup
Farro
to taste
Garlic Salt
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
754
FAT
40.8 g
PROTEIN
38.9 g
CARBS
60.1 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Heat Olive Oil (to taste) in a small saute pan over medium heat. Saute White Onion (1/2 cup) until soft and translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Add the Garlic (1 clove) and saute until fragrant, about 45 seconds. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Step 2
In a large bowl add the Ground Lamb (1 pound), Ground Cumin (1 teaspoon), Ground Coriander (1 teaspoon), Dried Basil (1/2 teaspoon), Dried Oregano (1/2 teaspoon), Ground Cinnamon (1/4 teaspoon), Sea Salt (1/2 teaspoon), Ground Black Pepper (1/4 teaspoon), Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/4 teaspoon), Fresh Dill (1 tablespoon), Egg (1), Breadcrumbs (1/3 cup), and cooled onion/garlic mixture.
Step 3
Mix until well combined, then gently fold in the Crumbled Feta Cheese (4 ounce).
Step 4
Roll into 1 1/2 ounce meatballs. This yields 14 meatballs.
Step 5
To cook the meatballs, add 3-counts of Olive Oil (to taste) to a large skillet (cast-iron works great). Heat to medium high heat. Add the meatballs and cook 3-4 minutes on each side until crisp and brown. If you like your lamb more medium-rare, 2-3 minutes will do. Keep warm.
Step 6
Heat the Olive Oil (1 tablespoon) and Butter (1 tablespoon) in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat.
Step 7
Once the butter has melted, saute the White Onion (1/2 cup) until soft and translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Add the Garlic (1 clove) and cook until fragrant, about 45 seconds.
Step 8
Add the Low-Sodium Chicken Broth (2 cup) and bring to a vigorous boil. Stir in the Farro (1 cup) reduce to a simmer, and cover. Simmer until the stock has completely evaporated and the farro is plump, about 20 minutes.
Step 9
Once the farro is cooked, remove from the heat and stir in the Frozen Green Peas (1/2 cup). Season with Garlic Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste), tasting and adjusting as needed.
Step 10
To serve, arrange the farro on a large serving platter. Cover with the meatballs and some fresh Fresh Mint (to taste) (optional). Enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
754
% Daily Value*
Fat
40.8 g
52%
Saturated Fat
17.6 g
88%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
151.7 mg
51%
Carbohydrates
60.1 g
22%
Fiber
7.8 g
28%
Sugars
3.2 g
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Protein
38.9 g
78%
Sodium
740.0 mg
32%
Vitamin D
0.4 µg
2%
Calcium
194.0 mg
15%
Iron
5.3 mg
29%
Potassium
442.2 mg
9%
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