Gourmet Style Mutton Meatballs
Have you ever tried meatballs made from mutton before? It’s been a first for me. Since Charles and Julie Mayfield’s other recipes have been so good, I figured I should share another one of them.
They have created a recipe in their book called “Sheepishly Good Meatballs.” This is another one you can get out of their book. Charles and Julie said that it gives off a great odor that permeates through your home. They sure called it on that one! Also, it has a lot of vitamin B in it, so it might be a good thing to try if you have a deficiency of one of the B vitamins.
I don’t want to share the entire recipe until they tell me it is okay, but I figured there is no harm in at least giving you an overview of what you will be putting in it. Here are some of the things you will need to have on hand:
- Unsalted butter
- Shallots (minced)
- Finely chopped mushrooms
- Ground lamb
- Fresh parsley
- A large egg
- Lemon zest
- Dried oregano
- Ground pepper (both fresh and pinched)
- Olive oil
- Tomato sauce
- Red wine
- Garlic clove
- Ground cinnamon
If you have never tried a meatball made from sheep meat before then you have no idea what you are missing. I sure didn’t before I tried them!
Of course, you can swap the recipe with any other kind of ground meat. However, I strongly suggest you at least give the mutton a try before you go with ground beef or anything else. Also, I have read that mutton has some vitamins and other nutrients not present in beef or pork. I am not a dietitian so I don’t know. But it was definitely a good incentive for me to give them a try.
Have you tried eating these sheepisly good meatballs? Feel free to share what you think with the rest of our paleo community! Also let us know if you have any hacks of your own that can give this recipe a new twist. The Mayfields might even like to hear what you come up with and include it in the next edition of their book.