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Baked Lamb Meatballs Recipe

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  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


These Oven Baked Lamb Meatballs with Tzatziki is created by making a homemade tzatziki sauce and deliciously baked lamb meatballs.


  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • ½ cup panko crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  •  Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Tzatziki
  • ½ cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dill


  1. Make the Tzatziki: In a food processor, start by pulsing the cucumber but do not overpulse. Put the cucumber on top of a clean towel and squeeze all that water out. Put to the side.
  2. In the same food processor, place the garlic, lemon juice, dill, and olive oil. Pulse until well blended.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, add the yogurt and pour in the garlic mixture. Place the cucumber into the bowl. Add salt and pepper and stir. This is your tzatziki!
  4. Make the meatballs: Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine the lamb, bread crumbs, vinegar, parsley, egg, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and oil. Combine but do not overmix.
  5. Place the meatballs on a prepare baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Serve the meatballs: Transfer the meatballs to a serving platter and serve with the tzatziki sauce alongside.


Do not overmix the lamb mixture.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Greek