Cooking for Kam: Lamb Meatballs in Gravy

June 26, 2012 at 2:09 AM | Posted in Baby Food | Leave a comment
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I could go all Bubba Gump here and list all of the ways one could possibly cook a meatball. The opportunities are endless really. Meatballs are a staple in this house. We always have at least turkey or beef meatballs handy–always. I typically purée a veggie or two, toss in wheat germ, an egg and bake in the oven. Tonight I decided to try something new. Lamb–covered in gravy. Swedish style almost.

Every time we go to the pediatrician he asks if Kamran has had lamb yet. I always tell him no. I don’t think I tried lamb until I was about 24 and just didn’t see it as necessary for a toddler. (Yes, I said that, the woman who makes her child quinoa burgers.) I found some lamb hanging out in the organic meat section the other day and said what the heck, it’s just like ground beef, I’ll give it a whirl.

Now, let me tell you, I personally DO NOT LIKE TO EAT LAMB. I don’t like the taste, texture, smell or anything else about it. So the entire time I spent cooking tonight I was also gagging. The things I don’t like about cooked lamb are even worse raw. Ick. I’m not selling this, I know.

1 lb ground lamb
1/2 small diced onion
1 clove diced garlic
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 medium egg
1/2 cup water
A few tablespoons of sifted flower
Pinch of salt optional

Mix all ingredients and roll into meatballs. Spray pan with cooking spray, add meatballs and cook covered on medium low stirring to cook evenly until meatballs reach an internal temp of 160 degrees F. Remove meatballs and set aside on paper towel.

You will be left with stock in a pan. Reduce heat to low. Add water and stir well. Sift flour into pan (add optional salt) while stirring until thick. Take care not to clump. Continue to cook on low to thicken. Return meatballs to pan, stir to coat and enjoy!!

I have to say, Kayvan liked the meatballs though he said they were bland–duh because I made them for the baby. So I tried one and am so incredibly grossed out. I really don’t like lamb. Hope my kid does though or his dad is going to be eating bland lamb meatballs!! The gravy is pretty good though!!


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