Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Another original from Melissa Diane Smith's book, "Going Against the Grain". I make this just as she wrote it. They're delicious and freeze well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, knead together the lamb, garlic, parsley, oregano or mint, and cinnamon until they are well mixed.
  3. Form into 1-inch meatballs and place in a baking dish.
  4. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until done to your liking.
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt and lemon juice just before serving.
  6. Variation: For Dill Lamb Balls; Substitute 2 tsp dried dill for the oregano or mint and omit the cinnamon.


Most Helpful

Very authentic-tasting and easy to make. I did not have parsley, so I used cilantro and only about a half-teaspoon cinnamon. The lemon juice really enhances the flavor of lamb! Serve with french fries for an authentic "grecian" meal.

nightship538 April 01, 2003

I made these as hamburger patties and fried them instead of baking them. Used oregano, parsley & cinnamon, nice combination of flavors. Next time I will try using mint. Lovely burger much enjoyed - thanks GinnyP

Bergy November 11, 2002

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