Lamb Meatballs with Mint Gravy - Tender Lamb Meatballs with grated Courgette in a delicious rich mint gravy. Perfect comfort food for the whole family to enjoy.
Tender Lamb Meatballs
We love meatballs, so many different varieties and the whole family loves them. Usually to keep them nice and tender breadcrumbs and sometimes an egg are added.
For a healthier option, some grated courgette does the trick too. It will stop the meatball from being too try and is a great way to add some hidden vegetables to a dish.
Can I use different vegetables in the Meatballs?
Don't like courgette or zucchini? Then you can swap this for another vegetable. Just make sure the ratio is not too much that the meatballs will not hold together. I don't like to add an egg to these, but if you find it needs an egg from the vegetable you use, then feel free to add one in.
Some other vegetables you can use are:
- Grated Carrot
- Mushrooms (but finely chop these in a food processor)
- Cooked Cauliflower Rice
- Finely diced cooked sauteed onion
5% fat Extra Lean Lamb mince
This is pretty impossible to find, unless you have access to a great butcher who can make it for you.
You can get lean ground mince, but it is still quite high in fat, I try to buy 10% fat where possible.
Don't let this put you off using it though, when you divide into servings, it's not a huge amount of difference in calories on Slimming Eats and is well worth it.
Can I use Extra Lean Ground Beef?
While you can use 5% fat beef mince instead, it's not going to have the same flavours when paired with the mint gravy.
Can I use lamb stock?
Beef stock is a lot more readily available and I like to buy fat free stock that comes in a carton. The juices from the meatballs as they finish cooking in the gravy will add depth and flavour.
However if you want a richer lamb flavour and can get some lamb stock, you can definitely make the swap if you prefer.
Sides for Lamb Meatballs in Mint Gravy
I don't know about you but I just loved some mashed potatoes when making something with a gravy and this Mashed Potatoes recipe is delicious, as well as mashed potatoes we love some roasted carrots with onion and garden peas as well as that rich mint gravy.
Some other great sides are:
- Sweet Potato Mashed Potatoes
- Cauliflower Mash - great lower carb option
- Garlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes
- Roasted Potatoes, Carrots and Parnsips
- Roasted French Green Beans
- Maple Glazed Carrots
- Sauteed Brussel Sprouts with Roasted Butternut Squash
More Lamb Recipes
Looking for some more lamb recipes? Check out these:
- Lamb Meatballs in a Spicy Tomato Sauce
- Lamb Kofta with Sweet Potato Flatbread
- Lamb Bhuna
- Lamb Meatball and Bean Curry
- Lamb Rogan Josh
- Doner Kebab Fakeaway
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