Beef and Lamb Meatballs

Beef and Lamb Meatballs

With Herb Yogurt


Serves 4

Active Time:

~20 min

Total Time:

~28 min

About this Recipe

A crowd-pleasing finger food or meal on its own.


  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ lb ground beef, preferably 90% lean
  • ½ lb ground lamb (or an additional ½ lb beef if you prefer)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

From Your Pantry

extra-virgin olive oil

kosher salt


mixing bowls

Brava metal tray

fine cheese grater or Microplane® zester

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat (Gluten)


  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Starter
  • Beef
  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Metal Tray
  • Other Meats
  • Recipes
  • Serves 4
  • Snack
  • Year Round

  1. step

    Prep meatballs

    • In medium bowl, combine half of garlic, ground beef, ground lamb, eggs, bread crumbs, paprika, turmeric, sumac, cinnamon, cayenne and 2 teaspoons salt. Using your hands or a spoon, mix ingredients until just evenly incorporated; do not overmix.
    • Using your hands, form lamb mixture into 2-oz balls, each a little smaller than a golf ball. You should have about 15 meatballs.
    • Place meatballs in Zones 1, 2 and 3 of Brava metal tray.

  2. step

    Slide metal tray into top oven shelf

    • Select “Beef and Lamb Meatballs” on your oven touchscreen and follow instructions.
    • While food cooks, prepare herb yogurt.

  3. step

    Make herb yogurt

    • In small bowl, stir together yogurt, mint, oregano, lemon zest, lemon juice, remaining garlic and a pinch of salt.

  4. step


    • When your food is done, spread about 2 tablespoons herb yogurt on a serving platter. Top with meatballs.
    • Drizzle meatballs and yogurt with a few tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil. Serve remaining yogurt on the side.