Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs & Chard

Ingredients

Lamb Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground lamb (grass-fed if possible)
  • 1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 large pasture-raised egg
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • ⅓ cup Italian parsley, finely chopped

Braised Rainbow Chard

  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 Fresno chili, thinly sliced
  • 2 bunches rainbow chard, finely chopped, stems and leaves separated
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 cup chicken broth, low-sodium
  • ½ cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk

Garnish

  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • Lemon zest

Method

Step 1 Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs & Chard Healthy Recipe

Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, add ground lamb, onion, almond flour, egg, salt, pepper, and parsley. Use your hands or a spatula to combine all ingredients. Roll into 20 meatballs and set aside.

Step 2 Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs & Chard Healthy Recipe

Step 2

Heat up a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, brown the meatballs on all sides, about 5 minutes. Remove meatballs from the skillet once done and set aside on a plate.

Step 3 Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs & Chard Healthy Recipe

Step 3

Once the meatballs are done, add the garlic, chili, and chard stems to the skillet along with any remaining juices or tidbits in the pan. Stir constantly over medium heat for about 5 minutes, then add the lemon juice and scrape the skillet using a wooden spoon.

Step 4 Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs & Chard Healthy Recipe

Step 4

Add the chicken broth followed by the chickpeas and chopped chard leaves. Once leaves are softened, about 1 minute. Create a well in the middle and add the meatballs back into the skillet to cook in the sauce. Cook for 5 minutes.

Step 5 Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs & Chard Healthy Recipe

Step 5

Add the coconut milk into the skillet and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat then sprinkle with the lemon zest and oregano.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 501, Total Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 151mg, Sodium: 780mg, Carbohydrates: 18g, Fiber: 6g,, Sugars: 5g, Protein: 35g, Net Carbs: 12g

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