Lamb meatball traybake

Lamb meatball traybake

Step away from your boring dinner routine and make this lamb meatball traybake immediately! The fresh salsa makes the most of in-season tomatoes and mint to instantly elevate this hands-off traybake dinner.

Lamb meatball traybake

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  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Hands-on time 10 min, Oven time 40 min

Step away from your boring dinner routine and make this lamb meatball traybake immediately! The fresh salsa makes the most of in-season tomatoes and mint to instantly elevate this hands-off traybake dinner.

Big fan of lamb mince? We’ve got over 45 recipes for you to try.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
 678kcals
Fat
31g (11g saturated)
Protein
44g
Carbohydrates
48g (14g sugars)
Fibre
12g
Salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • 1 large aubergine
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g lamb mince
  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200g tomatoes
  • 10g mint
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp natural yogurt
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Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C fan/gas 7. Cut the aubergine into bite-size chunks and roughly slice the red onion. Put both on a large roasting tin, toss through the cumin, oregano and oil, and season. Spread into a single layer and roast for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, roll the lamb mince into walnut-sized meatballs, seasoning with salt and pepper. After 20 minutes, stir everything in the tin up, adding the chickpeas and garlic as you go, then season again. Top with the meatballs and return to the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the meatballs have browned and the vegetables are tender.
  3. While everything roasts, roughly chop the tomatoes and finely chop the mint, reserving a few smaller leaves to garnish. Stir them together in a bowl with the vinegar and season with plenty of salt. Serve the meatball traybake with the fresh tomato salsa and yogurt on top, then finish with an extra drizzle of oil, some salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Calories
 678kcals
Fat
31g (11g saturated)
Protein
44g
Carbohydrates
48g (14g sugars)
Fibre
12g
Salt
0.3g

delicious. tips

  1. Swap the chickpeas for British-grown whole peas – we love Hodmedod’s carlin peas.

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Recipe By

Emily Gussin

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  1. A really easy and tasty traybake. The fresh tomato and mint really add a touch of freshness that makes all the difference, something I’ll use on other dishes from now on. If I make it again I would probably use lamb sausages to make the meatballs for extra flavour.

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