Greek lamb meatballs in a pan

Greek lamb meatballs

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Prep these comforting Greek lamb meatballs with chargrilled veg and potatoes in just five minutes. A guaranteed family favourite, perfect for busy weeknights

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal555
  • fat31g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre6g
  • protein31g
  • salt1g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 500g lamb meatballs
  • 300g baby new potatoes, thickly sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 185g chargrilled vegetables, drained if in oil
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes with herbs
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 tsp light brown soft sugar
  • 100g black olives
    Bowl of olives

    Olive

    ol-liv

    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

  • 40g feta, crumbled
    Feta

    Feta

    feh-tah

    A creamy soft white cheese with an ancient history - nomadic tribes who needed to preserve the…

  • ½ small bunch mint, finely shredded
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 1 lemon, zested
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large shallow flameproof casserole or frying pan over a medium heat. Add the meatballs and fry for 5 mins or until golden brown. Set aside on a plate.

  2. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan and fry the potatoes over a medium heat for 5 mins, or until they’re starting to turn golden brown.

  3. Add the garlic to the pan and fry for 1 min. Stir through the chargrilled veg, tomatoes and sugar, as well as the olives. Season. Add the meatballs back to the pan, cover and cook over a medium-low heat for 30-35 mins, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid halfway through, the potatoes should be just cooked through with the liquid slightly reduced.

  4. Remove the pan from the heat and serve at the table with the feta, mint and lemon zest scattered over.

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Aggie63
3rd Apr, 2019
4.05
Enjoyed this and will make again.
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Ben Boagey
20th Mar, 2019
2.05
Of course we all just happen to have ready made lamb meatballs and charhlgrilled vegetables just lying around... "Great for busy work nights"... I've been cooking this for an hour and a half and there's still half an hour of cooking to go...
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Meaghan Castledine
8th Sep, 2019
5.05
I've had success making this with beef meatballs and mixed frozen grilled veg from Tesco - I've made this in under an hour and as it required 35 mins to simmer, I can get on with other jobs on "busy work nights". I wouldn't blame the recipe if this is taking you 3 hours for only 4 cooking steps...
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spindoctor
6th Jun, 2019
Total cooking time for the whole recipe even if you take the maximum time is only 47 mins Dunno where you get 3 hours from? The recipe is made using pre-made meatballs and chargrilled veg from a jar or tin
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