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I currently live in Birmingham and come from Solihull. I have a love of all things crafty, developed from my mom's love of crafts as I was growing up. I currently work in marketing, but I'm a qualified Aromatherapist, and use to be self employed alongside a day job, might one day return to that. I try to fit in crafts when I can, I wish I had more time and money to spend on it! I enjoy researching my family history and finding out about the past. It can get frustrating, but is really rewarding when you have a break through! I hope to meet people with similar interests as me and swap advice/stories.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Apricot, Mint and Lamb Meatballs

I fancied doing something a little different for dinner and found this recipe which I adapted. It's nice and straight forward and tastes good too! It's also great because it's freezable, so after it's cooked and cooled down you can freeze it or if you make too many, there's another meal.

Minced Lamb (500g) serves 4
Apricots (approx 8 chopped)
Fresh Mint - leaves chopped
Coriander leaves (1-2 teaspoons)
Cumin (2 teaspoons)
Red Onion - x1 chopped
Bread Crumbs (3oz)
A tin of chopped tomatoes
Optional fresh basil

Pre-heat oven to 200C/Gas Mark 5
Mix ingredients in a large bowl, adding the lamb last. The breadcrumbs can be made by weighing the bread and using a blender for just a few minutes - you can increase/decrease the amount of breadcrumbs you want to use.
Use your hands to break up the lamb and mix fully with the other ingredients.

Roll the mixture into balls and place into an oven proof dish (a foil tin if you want to freeze.)

Pour oven the chopped tomatoes and garnish with fresh basil, or additional mint.

Cook in the oven for approx 30 mins- please note dependant on the quantity and size of meatballs you will need to check them and may need to allow up to 45 mins, so check part way through cooking.


You can serve the meatballs with pasta, spaghetti, salad, in a wrap, chips or with potato wedges.



  1. They look lovely. I love meatballs.

  2. My goodness these sound so wonderfully delicious. I adore combining mint and meat, as well as fruit and meat, those these lovely balls get a definite thumbs up from me :)

    Thank you very much for your comment on my vintage dress post this week. I think that everyone can wear gloves and urge you to pursue doing so, if you have a desire to wear them. Start with a couple of pair of neutral hues (say classic black and white ones) in an easy on-easy off fabric (like thin cotton or suede), and partner them with other classic pieces like pencil skirts and shirtwaist dresses. Before you know, wearing gloves will be second nature and you'll find yourself buying them in a rainbow of fun hues :)

    ♥ Jessica