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Minted Lamb Meatballs with Lemon Sauce

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  Regular strength chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Dry mint 2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Garlic clove 1 Large, minced / pressed
  All purpose flour 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lean ground lamb 3⁄4 Pound
  Minced green onions with tops 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Hot cooked rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)

In a 1-cup glass measure, stir together broth, lemon juice, and cornstarch; set aside.
In a medium-size bowl, beat egg lightly.
Add mint, garlic, flour, salt, pepper, and lamb; blend well.
With dampened hands, shape lamb mixture into twelve 1 1/2-inch meatballs.
Place meatballs in a circle on a microwave-proof plate.
Cover with wax paper and microwave on HIGH (100%) for 5 minutes.
Drain off juices.
Turn each meatball 1/4 turn, re-cover, and microwave on HIGH (100%)for 1 moreminute; let stand for 3 minutes.
While meatballs are standing, stir through broth mixture.
Then microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 2 minutes (stirring after 1 minute) or until bubbly and slightly thickened.
Stir in onion and parsley.
Let stand for 1 minute.
Spoon rice onto a platter.
Arrange meatballs atop rice, then spoon sauce over meatballs.
Garnish with lemon zest, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Quick, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
8 Minutes
Ready In: 
18 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 840 Calories from Fat 389

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66.5%

Saturated Fat 18.3 g91.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 229.9 mg76.6%

Sodium 800.8 mg33.4%

Total Carbohydrates 71 g23.6%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12.1%

Sugars 1.1 g

Protein 39 g77.3%

Vitamin A 28.7% Vitamin C 28%

Calcium 14.7% Iron 63.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Minted Lamb Meatballs With Lemon Sauce Recipe