Coriander and Chilli Lamb Meatballs with a Spicy Tomato Sauce

If you like spicy food, then you will love this, it has a sweet and spicy taste to it and is really delicious. The mint yoghurt, works well too.

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Coriander and Chilli Lamb Meatballs

Slimming Eats Recipe

Serves 4

Original – 3 syns per serving (without rice)

Extra Easy – 3 syns per serving

Ingredients

  • 600g of lean lamb mince (9 syns)*
  • fresh coriander
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • salt
  • 600ml of passata
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • fresh ginger, grated
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 2 level teaspoons of sugar (2 syns)
  • Low calorie spray

*NOTE: Be sure to check the syn value of the lean lamb mince you use, as syn values may vary.

Method

In  large bowl, add the lamb mince, a few tablespoons of freshly chopped coriander, 1 finely chopped red chilli, 1 clove of garlic, some freshly grated ginger and salt and pepper and bind it all together. Form into equal sized meatballs.

Spray a frying pan with some Frylight or Pam spray, and brown the meatballs. Then set aside.

Add the onion, remaining garlic, some fresh ginger, and the carrot to the frying pan and cook for 2-3 mins until softened.

Add the passata, all the spices and sugar and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, return meatballs to the pan, cover and simmer for approx 30 minutes.

Top with some freshly chopped coriander.

Serve with steamed basmati rice and some mint yoghurt (fat free yoghurt, with fresh mint, lemon juice and a little sugar/sweetener).

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The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx. nutritional information:

Approx. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

1 serving (no rice)

Calories

415

Fat

24.4g

Saturated Fat

11.8g

Total Carbohydrate

17.8g

Dietary Fibre

3.2g

Sugars

4.2g

Protein

             29.0g

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  • StaceyUK

    This looks DIVINE!! Cant’ wait to try it tonight!!!

  • Claire Nealon

    Hello

    I made these tonight, they were delicious! I wasn’t sure, as I had beef mince, rather than lamb. Plus I didn’ have fresh ginger and coriander – but I used the dried variety and it still worked.

    Thanks for a great recipe my friend xxx

  • admin

    I like your variation. Glad you enjoyed it :) – Hope you are doing okay?

  • carol

    Hi
    I’ve just made these and they were absolutely delicious! I love it that you use the cheaper cuts of meat, mince etc, I am on a tight budget and your menus are great for me! Thanks so much x

  • admin

    thanks for commenting. I am glad you enjoyed them. It is definately one of my favorite recipes.

  • Helen W

    These are absolutely delish, I made them with beef mince as I could not get lamb mince and they are so tasty and rich. I would really recommend this recipe. Yet another slimming eats triump I love this website :)

  • Rach

    Hey you,

    just tried these tonight and OMG! You did it again. Always come here when stuck for ideas. thanks you little genius! xx

  • admin

    glad you liked them. It is one of my fav recipes now :)

  • Ian

    Made these at the weekend and the went down a treat, Everyone loved them and they are now a firm family favourite

  • Lizabeth

    I made these last night and they were really tasty. Like some of the others, I used beef mince instead of lamb but only because hubby doesn’t like lamb!

    Would I be correct in supposing that mine were syn free as I used granulated sweetner instead of ordinary sugar (diabetic).

  • admin

    good to hear you enjoyed it and it worked well with beef too. Yes you are right, it would be syn free when using sweetener instead of sugar.

  • Anonymous

    Wow!  What a fantastic recipe, the meatballs were fantastic-not greasy at all like some meatballs can be and the tomato sauce was gorgeous.  Will definitely be making this again!