Lamb Meatballs with Minted Yoghurt Dressing

Lamb Meatballs with Minted Yoghurt Dressing

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June 25, 2015

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • Yields: 25 meatballs - approximately golf ball sized



500g lamb mince

1 tsp minced ginger

2 tsp minced garlic

1/2 an onion grated

1 tbsp mint (finely cut or I used the tube paste version)

3/4 cup fine breadcrumbs

1 egg

1 Vegetable stock cube (I prefer Massel brand) dissolved in I cup of boiling water


200g tub of natural yoghurt (I used reduced fat but regular if your prefer)

2 tsp fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp mint (finely cut or I used the tube paste version)


1Combine lamb mince, ginger, garlic, onion, mint, breadcrumbs and egg in a bowl and using clean washed hands mix thoroughly then form into golf ball sized meatballs.

2Meatballs can be made the night before and stored in fridge in a single layer in sealed container overnight if you prefer.

3Lightly spray base of slow cooker bowl with non stick spray

4Gently place meatballs into slow cooker

5Pour over vegetable stock liquid.

6Cover and cook on low for 3hours

7Try not to move or turn meatballs, if at all, until they are fully sealed so as not to break them.

8I turned my meatballs gently after 2hrs and found the finished meatballs stayed firm, in shape and intact.

9To make dressing combine yoghurt, mint and lemon juice and mix well.

10Drizzle over meatballs or serve on side in serving dish.

11Great for parties!

Submitted by Paulene Christie


3 Reviews

Sarah Vriesen

May 18, 2022

These were amazing, I had no minced ginger so I just did a sprinkle of ginger powder. Also next time I will cook them a fraction longer.


November 18, 2018

Hubby made these tonight and its a big hit with everyone


January 7, 2018

Amazing! I made mine with chicken mince, omitted the ginger, added more garlic, chives, fresh mint, French mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Amazing!!!!! Taking to a BBQ this afternoon! They are so tasty!

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