Lamb and Mint Meatballs in a Sweet and Spicy Sauce


Lamb and Mint Meatballs in a Sweet and Spicy Sauce

Slimming Eats Recipe

Serves 4

Extra Easy – 2.5 syns per serving

Original – 2.5 syns per serving


  • 600g of Lean Lamb Mince (9 syns)
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg
  • A handful of fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 200ml of vegetable stock
  • 1 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of freshly grated ginger
  • 1 courgette, chopped
  • 200g of aubergine (eggplant), chopped
  • 460ml of passata
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of sweetener
  • splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and black pepper to season
  • extra fresh mint to garnish
  • low calorie spray


In a large bowl, add the lamb mince, shallot, 2 crushed garlic cloves, mint and egg and bind all together. Form into meatballs, the mixture should make 12 medium sized meatballs (4 each).

Spray a frying pan with low calorie spray over a medium high heat and brown the meatballs, turning frequently to brown all sides. Set aside.

Add the sweet onion, garlic and ginger to the frying pan, along with a couple of tablespoons of the stock, and  cook for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the courgette and aubergine, and another little bit of stock and cook for a further 5 mins.

Add all other ingredients, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for approx 35-40 mins.

Serve with your choice of sides and garnish with fresh mint.



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:


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  • disqus_zpDyLeGwJJ

    WOW!!!! Had this with Couscous, and it was AMAZING!!! Hubby has said it was bar far one of the best things I’ve ever cooked, and we’ve been married 12 years! It was so easy, and fantastic on the calorie count – thank you Slimming Eats!!!