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AUSTRALIAN LAMB MEATBALLS WITH WARM YOGHURT SAUCE AND SWISS CHARD


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Serves

2

Prep Time

25

Cook Time

35

Ingredients

1kg Australian Lamb Mince
1 Egg
4 Garlic Cloves
300g Swiss Chard
70g Pine Nuts
2 ½ tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Medium Onion, Chopped
Salt to Taste
¼ Cup Olive Oil
1 Red Chili
Pepper to Taste
2 tsp Coriander Powder
150g Fresh Breadcrumbs
½ tsp Dried Mint Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
500g Greek Yoghurt
1 tbsp Cornstarch

Method

1 Place in a large bowl the meat, garlic, pine nuts, chili, spices and breadcrumbs. Mix well, then shape into 2-inch meatballs, weighing 20g each. You should make about 24 balls.
2 Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium saucepan and fry the meatballs over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes.
3 To make the yogurt sauce, place the yogurt, cornstarch, and egg in a large mixing bowl. Whisk well to form a smooth paste. Add 2 teaspoons of salt, along with a good crack of black pepper, stir, and set aside.
4 our the remaining oil into a medium pot and place over medium-high heat. Add half the meatballs and fry for 4 minutes, turning a few times so that all sides get browned. Remove from the pan and repeat with the remaining batch, adding a little bit more oil if you need to.
5 Next, pour in the yogurt sauce. Bring to a very gentle simmer over medium-Iow heat - it should barely be bubbling-stirring continuously in one direction to prevent the yogurt from curdling. Finally, add the swiss chard. Serve at once, with chili and cilantro sprinkled on top.