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Minted Middle Eastern Meatballs

Per Serving

Minted Middle Eastern Meatballs

Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: 3 meatballs
Calories 160
Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 2 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 430 mg
Potassium 285 mg
Protein 17 g
Phosphorus 175 mg
Choices: Starch 0.5, Vegetable 1, Lean Protein 1
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 3 meatballs
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 12 minutes


10 oz. grass-fed, extra-lean ground beef or lamb
1/2 cup plain whole wheat or other whole-grain bread crumbs
1 small or 1/2 large red or white onion, grated
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
2 Tbsp. tomato or vegetable juice
2 Tbsp. fat-free plain yogurt
1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cumin


  1. Preheat the oven to 500 F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
  2. Combine all the ingredients by hand in a large bowl. Form the mixture into 12 meatballs (about 3 Tbsp of mixture each) and arrange on the baking sheet.
  3. Roast the meatballs in the oven until cooked through, about 12 minutes.
  4. Serve the meatballs warm with small bamboo picks or toothpicks.

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