Want to make some oil free appetizers and also please your family and friends? Try out these completely oil free, baked meat balls. Meat balls are basically prepared out of minced or ground meat(lamb, goat, chicken etc) mixed with herbs, spices, onions, breadcrumbs and egg. They are then either fried or baked. You can also braise them in sauce. Same recipe can be tried in meatless version by using mashed vegetables.
I love to experiment in my kitchen and always try to come up with some ideas . Past few weeks we were so busy and I hardly got time to prepare something new. Yesterday we got nice and freshly ground goat meat from Halal store. I had tried meat balls many times using chicken mince but this time prepared using goat and it really turned out the best.
In my version, I used mild spices like turmeric and black pepper but if you want to make it hot and spicy, add some chopped green chilies or red chili powder along with other ingredients.
Preparation time: 15 Minutes
Baking Time: 30 Minutes
Yields : 15-20 Balls
- 1/2 Pound(200 Grams) Ground Goat meat
- 1/4 Cup breadcrumbs
- 1 Tablespoon minced or grated garlic
- 1 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
- 1 Teaspoon Crushed black pepper(can use black pepper powder)
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 Cup finely chopped onion(Can use onion paste)
- 1 Egg , lightly beaten
Preheat the oven to 350 degree Farenheit.
In a large bowl, mix together first six ingredients in the list given.
Add the beaten egg into the mixture and mix again.
If you will be baking the balls sometime later or next day, don’t mix chopped onions because they will release water and you won’t be able to shape them up. Mix onions only when you are planning to bake them.
Shape them into small balls , size of a lime.
Arrange all the balls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper or spray some oil on the tray and arrange.
Bake them for 30 minutes.
Serve these yum homemade meat balls as appetizer with barbecue sauce or hot sauce.