Spicy Lamb Meatballs and Lentils

Recipe by Micmac
READY IN: 1hr 25mins




  • In a bowl, combine lamb, bacon, water, garlic, mint, parsley, spices and seasoning.
  • Mix well.
  • (This can also be done in a food processor but do not process the mixture to a puree, just process in short bursts to combine).
  • Divide the mixture into about 25-30 small meatballs- flatten a little to a disc shape.
  • Place on tray and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • To prepare the lentils, heat the olive oil in pan and add the onion, carrot and cloves of garlic and saute for 5 minutes until the onions have become transparent.
  • Add the lentils and stir to coat with the oil, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup tomatoes, chicken stock, seasoning and bouquet garni.
  • Bring to the boil and turn down to a simmer.
  • Cover and cook until the lentils are tender.
  • Discard the bouquet garni.
  • Heat extra olive oil in a pan and saute the meatballs in batches in a single layer.
  • Remove and add to the lentils.
  • Continue to simmer the meatballs and lentils for 15 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.
  • Add the remaining cup of tomatoes and cook a further 10 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Serve in large soup plates and garnish with the mint.