Spiced Lemon Pork Meatballs


Spiced lemon pork meatballs

These meatballs are so good, even a bee tried to get in on the action. Shoo, bee.

I absolutely love pork. I usually tend to avoid pork at restaurants or when I don’t know the source of the pork. Did you know that when animals are raised in highly stressful states like CAFOs and factory farms, all the toxins and stress accumulate in their fat stores? Pork is usually fattier than other types of meats, so these toxins are more concentrated in pork than leaner meats like chicken or beef. But I love cooking pork at home when I can purchase them from local farmers and I know that the pigs were raisedĀ happily in an open pasture.

Spiced lemon pork meatballs

Spiced lemon pork meatballs

Spiced lemon pork meatballs

I love the balance of flavors in these meatballs. The spices and the lemon cut out the richness of the pork so well. It’s a subtle flavor but all these components complement each other deliciously. I also love that these are quick and easy to make. You can even freeze them ahead of time before putting them in the oven to save for a rainy day!

Spiced lemon pork meatballs

Spiced lemon pork meatballs

Spiced lemon pork meatballs

Spiced Lemon Pork Meatballs

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/4 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Combine and mix together all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Shape the meat mixture into 12-15 balls.
  • Place the balls on a baking pan making sure they don't touch each other.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until the meatballs turn golden.

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8 thoughts on “Spiced Lemon Pork Meatballs

  1. Adina

    This recipe is so simple, just the way I love them for everyday cooking! šŸ™‚ Sound a lot like mine, just the seasoning is different, definitely a variation I would like to try, I have never used lemon zest for meatballs.

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  2. Nancy


    These were really great and so easy. I also made the moroccan meatballs creamy dipping sauce and I can’t get enough. I will be making that sauce over and over. I thought there might be too much cumin in both recipes, but that is not the case at all. The lemon really makes everything so bright and delicious.

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