Farmhouse Lamb Meatballs

Yield: 24 Meatballs

2 Lbs. Ground Lamb

1 Small Zucchini, Grated (Optional)

1 Cup Fresh Bread Crumbs

1 Large Egg

2 Tbsp. Milk

1 Medium Shallot, Grated

1 Teaspoon Granulated Garlic

1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste

2 Tablespoon Finely Grated Manchego Cheese

2 Teaspoons Shepherds Kitchen Seasoning

                    or Bazaar Seasoning

½ Teaspoon French Grey Salt

½ Teaspoon Ground Pink Peppercorns

When we make these meatballs at the farm, they always become the ‘star of the show.’ We make them larger than we do our other meatballs as these need to take center stage when they are served. Serve with one of the heartier pastas, like Pappardelle or Cavatapi, along with a light ragu sauce and you will have one beautiful and satisfying meal to serve your guests. Or if you prefer to use them as an appetizer, try pairing them with the Tzatziki Sauce we have used with our Farmhouse version of these meatballs. 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix with your hands until combined. Be careful not to over mix or knead, as doing so would make the meatballs tough.


Roll into 3” meatballs. Place 1” apart in a cast iron skillet placed on the medium shelf in the oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
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Shepherds Kitchen
Shepherds Kitchen is a
complex blend of herbs and
seasonings created to compliment almost any lamb recipe. Full-bodied and balanced, it enhances the flavors of kabobs, chops, roasts, stews, legumes, and more. Great with chicken, too! 
Shepherds Kitchen Seasoning from MorningStar Kitchen
Every Middle Eastern Spice
Master creates his or her own version of Za'atar for use with breads and olive oil, legumes, meats, salads, and more. Like Za'atar, our blend is perfect in Middle Eastern recipes like kababs, hummus, fattoush and more!
Bazaar Za'atar Seasoning from MorningStar Kitchen
French Grey
Sea Salt
With its artisanal, Old
World appeal, French Grey sea
salt is a favorite of professional chefs. Hand harvested from mineral-rich salt beds, we believe this one is the perfect salt for accomplished Home Chefs as well.
French Grey Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
Pink Peppercorns
While they have a fresh,
peppery flavor, pink
peppercorns are not pepper. They are the fruit of a Brazilian tree that is part of the cashew/mango family. Their sweet, mild flavor works well in delicate sauces, as well as in seafood and poultry dishes. Crush with a mortar and pestle. 
Pink Peppercorns from MorningStar Kitchen