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Lamb Meatballs With Tomato Mint Dip

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Lamb meatballs with tomato mint dip is a lovely appetizer that can also be served as a side in meals. Made with ground lamb combined with bulger with seasonings and parsley for flavor, the meatballs are baked and served with a minted tomato sauce on the side.
Ingredients
  Cold water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Fine bulgur 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Ground american lamb 2 Pound
  Minced fresh parsley 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Onions 2 Medium, minced
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon (To Taste)
  Fresh ginger piece 1 , peeled and minced (About 2 X 1-Inch)
  Ice water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

In medium bowl, pour cold water over bulgur to cover; let soak about 10 minutes.
Drain and place in fine-meshed strainer; squeeze out water.
In large bowl, knead lamb with parsley, onions, seasonings and ginger.
Add bulgur; knead well.
Add ice water to keep mixture smooth.
Shape teaspoonfuls meat mixture into bite-sized meatballs.
Place on ungreased jelly-roll pan.
Bake in preheated 375°F oven 20 minutes.
Place meatballs in serving bowl; keep warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas

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