Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Currants


What you’ll need…

1 onion, halved

600g lamb mince

2 pieces wholemeal bread, crusts removed

2 tsp cumin

¼ tsp allspice

½ cup coriander leaves

2 tbsp SUNBEAM Pinenuts

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 cup tomato passata

1 cup chicken stock

2 tbsp SUNBEAM Currants

Parsley leaves, for serving


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Roughly chop one half of the onion and add to the bowl of a food processor. Add the lamb, torn apart bread, spices and coriander. Pulse until well combined. Remove to a mixing bowl and add pinenuts and seasonings. Mix well and form into large balls using approx. 1½ tablespoons mixture for each.
  2. Heat half of the oil in a large pan and sear the meatballs until well browned, set aside to drain on paper towel.
  3. Finely dice the remaining onion half and add to the pan with the remaining oil and garlic. Cook for 3-4 minutes over a low heat until tender. Add the passata, stock and currants, mixing well. Return meatballs to pot and cover with a lid. Place into oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove lid and cook a further 5 minutes.

    Alternatively this can be cooked on the stove top, partially covered until meatballs are cooked through. Remove lid to reduce liquid if desired.