I call these incredible baked meatballs a triple threat. These meatballs have lamb, pork, and beef ground meat in them. WOW! This makes the meatballs packed with flavor and gives just a slightly sweet and rich flavor, because of the lamb. Because the meatballs are baked, it makes this recipe pretty much bullet proof. These are the perfect family dinner or dinner for many people. It is always a hit in my house, not to mention, these meatballs with some crispy bread, is heaven in your mouth! Let’s get to the recipe and more mouthwatering photos!!
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Baked Lamb and Pork Meatballs
These are the ultimate meatballs! Some of the best you will have. Perfect for a family dinner or inviting guests over! Serve with toasted bread!
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 80 mins
- Total Time: 90 mins
- Yield: 12 meatballs
- 1 pound of ground lamb meat
- 1 pound of ground pork meat
- 1 pound of ground beef meat, lean
- 1/2 breadcrumbs, preferably panko
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup of chopped parsley
- 1 tsp of ground fennel
- 1 tsp of oregano
- generous amount of salt, 2-3 tsp
- generous pinch of pepper
- one 28 oz can of crushed tomaotes
- grated parmesan and parsley for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- In a large bowl, combine the three meats, so that each one is evenly mixed together.
- Then add in the bread crumbs, ricotta, eggs, parsley, ground fennel, oregano, salt, and pepper together.
- Mix together well.
- In a large casserole dish or cast iron skillet, butter the dish and then start forming large meatballs, and place them side by side in the dish or skillet. Meatballs should be slightly bigger than normal meatballs.
- Place in oven and cook for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes take the meatballs out and evenly pour the can of tomatoes over the meatballs. Place back in oven and turn down the temperature to 325 degrees F.
- Cook for 50 minutes.
- Remove meatballs from oven, generously sprinkle parmesan cheese over the meatballs and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve with toasted bread.
These make quite a few meatballs, and the meatballs are not small. Therefore, if you are only cooking for a few, feel free to reduce the recipe by half.
This has to be one of my favorite dished to make for dinner, seriously. These meatballs are so hearty that there is no need for pasta, but if you want a side of spaghetti, why not!?!
A great recipe for a cast iron skillet is my Shakshuka eggs, seriously, one look and you will make these!
Until next time!! Let me know how you like these, I know it will be a hit in your household! Also stay up to date with me on Instagram!