These Keto Lamb Meatballs have Greek-inspired flavors that are surprisingly good. With an unexpected burst of flavor from salty feta, they are always a welcome addition to our dinner table. Serve them with Tzatziki Sauce and be prepared for happy smiles all around.
Growing up, my all-time favorite food court meal was a Gyro. While my friends preferred to hit the pizza joint, I always craved this delicious sandwich with salty feta and a cool creamy cucumber sauce.
While I am still working to perfect the texture of gyro meat at home, these Keto Lamb Meatballs allow me to enjoy the Greek-inspired flavors I love so much.
I like to make the meatballs early in the day when I can. This gives the flavors time to come together, and makes dinner time a snap!
Keto Greek Meatball Ingredients
- Ground Lamb - I buy grass-fed whenever I can find it. For a milder flavor, you can use half lamb and half beef.
- Eggs - I use large eggs.
- Red Onion - I like the mild flavor of red onion here, but if you prefer, you can use white onion.
- Feta Cheese - I buy a big block of feta packed in liquid. I like bold flavors, and have found that it is well worth the effort to crumble the cheese. The taste of pre-crumbled doesn’t compare.
- Almond Flour - Super-fine blanched almond flour works best here.
- Garlic - Fresh minced is best, but frozen or jarred works too if you are short on time. I love garlic, so consider that and adjust to your tastes.
- Rosemary - I only had dried, but if you have fresh on hand, use 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fine.
- Oregano - Fresh or dried will work here too. If you have fresh, use 1 tablespoon chopped fine.
- Salt and Pepper - I use 1 teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt and ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper.
Is Lamb Good on a Keto Diet?
Yes, lamb is an excellent addition to your keto diet. If at all possible, opt for grass-fed lamb.
What Do You Serve with Greek Meatballs?
Tzatziki Sauce is an absolute must here! I wouldn't dream of making these Greek Meatballs without it. I like to drizzle with tzatziki sauce and then finish with a sprinkle of feta cheese, chopped red onion, and tomato.
You can make the meatballs and keep covered on a parchment-lined baking sheet for up to one day. Cooked meatballs will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
To freeze, place the meatballs in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze until solid, and then transfer to a zip-top bag or freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to three months.
- Feel free to use 1 pound of ground beef and 1 pound of ground lamb if you prefer
- For a kick of lemony flavor, add in the juice and zest of one lemon.
- If you want a little heat, ¾ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes or ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper are nice here.
How to Make Keto Lamb Meatballs
For the full recipe with measurements and cooking temperatures, see the recipe card below.
First, start by combining the lamb, egg, onion, feta, almond flour, garlic, rosemary, and oregano in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Make sure everything is combined well, but try not to overwork the meat.
Use a small cookies scoop, form meatballs that are about 1” in diameter.
Bake for 20 minutes, or air fry for 13 minutes.
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Keto Lamb Meatballs
- 2 pounds ground lamb
- 2 eggs beaten
- ½ cup chopped red onion
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
- ⅓ cup almond flour
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 ½ teaspoons dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon ground oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine the lamb, egg, onion, feta, almond flour, garlic, rosemary, and oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Using a small cookie scoop, form into meatballs about 1” in diameter.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and spray with oil. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Air Fryer Instructions
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. Spray the meatballs with oil and place in the air fryer basket in a single layer, cooking in batches if necessary. Cook for 6 minutes. Flip and cook for 7 to 10 minus longer, to the desired doneness.