Lamb Meatballs with Mango Dipping Sauce

Servings 4 people


  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 slices center-cut bacon finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large mangos pitted, skinned and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: If using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before using, to prevent them from burning on the grill.
  • Preheat grill to MEDIUM-HIGH.
  • In a large bowl combine first 10 ingredients (lamb through oil); blend thoroughly with your very clean hands then shape into 2-inch balls.
  • Slide meatballs onto skewers and grill for 10 to 13 minutes, constantly turning skewers to cook evenly on all sides.
  • In a food processor or blender, combine mango cubes, cider vinegar, and honey; process until smooth. Serve mixture as a dipping sauce for meatballs.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed green beans and “baked” sweet potatoes (if desired, “bake” in a slow cooker or on the grill to keep your kitchen cool).
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