BLW minty lamb meatball recipe for babies… oh how divine this is! For the first time ever, we decided to buy a half lamb to store in our freezer. This time we went with Ferme Valens in Huntington because they are at the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue market and we see them all the time. My plan is to make all parts of the lamb baby led weaning (BLW)-friendly and blog about it. Today I’m starting with a simple meatball recipe perfect for babies’ hands.
I already had most ingredients in my kitchen so I didn’t have to make a special trip to the grocery store. I did however make a special trip to my sister’s to pick some of her mint that’s taking over her garden! Here we are picking the mint :
She gave us some amazing chimichurri as a BONUS! It also tasted great with the meatballs.
This baby led weaning (BLW) recipe is very easy. You take the ground lamb:
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine in a stand mixer.
Then shape the mixture into 16 BLW-approved meatballs. This recipe makes 16 baby led weaning iron-rich meatballs:
Then cook them on the barbecue for about 10 minutes. Easy! Perfect for little baby hands! I served these baby led weaning (BLW) meatballs with a yogurt lemon dip, recipe below.
BLW Minty Lamb Meatball Recipe
1 pound ground lamb
1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Heat the barbecue.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl (I used my stand mixer) and mix to combine.
- Form into 16 balls (about 2 teaspoons each) and place on skewers.
- Cook on barbecue until meatballs are no longer pink in the middle, about 10 minutes.
Note: These BLW meatballs can also be made in the oven at 375F on the middle rack. Place individual baby led weaning meatballs on a baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes. Do not overcook them as the texture will be tougher.
Lemon Yogurt Dip
1 cup whole-milk plain Greek or thick yogurt
¼ cup peeled cucumber, minced (optional)
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Zest of 1 medium lemon, grated
½ tsp freshly ground pepper
Combine all yogurt ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well.
Let me know if you make this BLW recipe for your family. Did everyone enjoy it?
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