Lemon Garlic California Lamb Meatballs Recipe

Chef John Evans, Zachary Jacques, Placerville, CA

Serving Size: 4 to 6


California Lamb Meatballs

Combine Lamb Meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix well using your hands. Shape into 1-inch meatballs. Heat about 2 tablespoons olive oil in skillet and cook lamb meatballs for three minutes.


Meanwhile prepare Sauce by mixing ingredients in small bowl.
Sprinkle sauce on meatballs and cook for 1 minute longer. Cover and let stand for 1 minute before serving.


California Lamb Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 teaspoons sherry
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce


  • Juice of other ½ lemon
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

Appetizers, Entrees
garlic, lemon, meatballs