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    Lamb Meatballs and Orzo

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    1 hr 40 mins

    40 mins

    1 hr

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    A Mediterranean-inspired dish. I serve it with a Greek salad and crusty bread. Yummy!! 1 hour chill time.

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    1. 1
      In a mixing bowl, beat the egg.
    2. 2
      Add in the ground lamb, garlic, onion, bread crumbs, milk, dill, salt and pepper; mix well to combine.
    3. 3
      Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
    4. 4
      Shape lamb mixture into 1-inch balls; place balls on a large baking sheet with a rim.
    5. 5
      Bake in a 400° oven for about 10 minutes or until browned.
    6. 6
      Take out of oven and set aside.
    7. 7
      Bring to chicken stock, lemon juice, and lemon zest to a boil in a saucepan over high heat.
    8. 8
      Add in the orzo; stir to combine.
    9. 9
      Boil for 1 minute.
    10. 10
      Transfer orzo mixture into a 2 1/2 quart baking dish that has been sprayed lightly with non-stick cooking spray; spread mixture out evenly.
    11. 11
      Place meatballs on top.
    12. 12
      Decrease oven temp to 350° and bake, covered, for 40-50 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
    13. 13
      Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 25, 2009


      WOW! What an easy yummy dinner. I made two changes. I used Greek Seasoning in place of the dill and when I was serving I topped eack plate wih a little feta chesse. The hot orzo warmed the feta and it was rich and creamy without being heavy. This will be in regular rotation in my house. Thanks for a great recipe.

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    • on January 04, 2005


      Delicious and such a nice refreshing change from the traditional meatball and pasta meals! We served this with crusty whole grain bread for a wonderful weekday meal. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on June 27, 2010


      I just made the meatball portion of the recipe. It was great! I subbed garlic powder and onion powder for the fresh stuff, and Italian seasoning for the dill. I also skipped the 1 hour in the frige with no ill effect. I used the drippings from the roasting pan to make a white gravy and served the meatballs with gravy over mashed potatoes. We will probably make this instead of lambloaf in the future.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lamb Meatballs and Orzo

    Serving Size: 1 (257 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 603.3
    Calories from Fat 278
    Total Fat 30.9 g
    Saturated Fat 12.9 g
    Cholesterol 140.9 mg
    Sodium 634.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 47.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 3.9 g
    Protein 31.0 g

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