Lamb meatballs with spicy capsicum sauce



600g lamb mince

2 cloves garlic

1 tsp dried mint

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp cumin




Sauce ingredients:

1 onion

2 red capsicum

3 cloves garlic

1 ½ tsp coriander seeds

½ tsp chilli flakes

2 tsp smoked paprika

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 tin of chopped tomatoes




Start by making the sauce. Finely chop the onion and garlic and red capsicum

Sautee the onion and garlic on a moderate heat until softened and then add the red capsicum. Continue to cook for a few minutes before adding all of the spices and tomato paste. Cook for another 2 minutes until fragrant and then add the chopped tomatoes

Simmer for 20 minutes and season with salt and pepper to taste

While the sauce is cooking make the meatballs

Turn the oven on to fan grill

In a bowl place the mince, spices and finely chopped garlic. Season with salt and pepper and using hands work together to make sure everything is well combined

Roll the mince into balls and place on a lightly oiled baking tray

Put the tray in the oven and cook until starting to brown. Turn the meatballs over and cook until golden and cooked through in the middle

Mix the meatballs through the warm sauce and serve. This dish would be nice served with cous cous

*If the meatballs are too soft when rolling you can add a couple of tablespoons of breadcrumbs but it’s not necessary if the mince rolls well without it.

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