Minty lamb meatballs in a sweet sauce!

A tasty meal for all the family!

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10 mins
25 mins

Minty lamb meatballs

Kids love to eat food on skewers and they also eat far more veggies when there’s a yummy sauce to dip them in – enter these minty lamb meatballs! They are a brilliant recipe to get kids involved in cooking – they love rolling the mixture into meatballs and watching the sauce bubble away! Ask them to choose what veggies they want to serve the meatballs with and dip in the sauce


For the meatballs

  • 1 onion
  • Big handful of mint
  • 400g lamb mince
  • Small pinch of salt

For the sauce

  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 300g passata
  • 1 tbsp of balsamic sauce
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • Small knob of butter

Serve with fresh seasonal veggies


  • Chopping board and knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Frying pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Skewers (optional)


Dairy (Optional)


1 Preheat the oven to 170C
2 Finely chop one the onion and mint leaves for the meatballs and mix in a large bowl with the lamb mince and a small pinch of salt
3 Roll the mix into meatballs around the size of a 50p coin and cook in the oven for 25 minutes
4 While the meatballs are cooking make the yummy sweet sauce! Heat the butter in a frying pan on a medium heat
5 Finely chop the other onion and the garlic cloves and fry for 5 minutes until soft and golden
6 Add the passata, balsamic vinegar and honey, mixing well, and then turn the heat down to a simmer for 10-15 minutes (stirring frequently)
7 Once the meatballs have cooked allow them to cool a little and then serve!
8 You can then thread them onto skewers if you fancy (about 5-6 meatballs per skewer) with the sauce poured over them, or roll them in a wrap with a layer of sauce. However you eat them, be sure to serve with lots of fresh seasonal veggies - kids eat SO many more veggies when there is a yummy sauce to dip them in πŸ‘

Fun fact! Mint has been used for thousands of years to aid digestion and help with tummy upsets – it’s one of the reasons why drinking mint tea after dinner is so popular!

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