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USWM Lamb Meatballs

Meatball on plate grass fed and finished

A true USWM lunchtime favorite is Abby’s Lamb Meatballs! This simple, versatile recipe is perfectly suitable for a sustainable and quick meal, ideal for any time of the day. These Meatballs utilize our US Wellness Meats Ground Lamb, raised on sustainable family farms dedicated to good stewardship with NO chemicals, NO added growth hormones, NO GMOs, and NO antibiotics. Serve over jasmine rice, organic noodles, or on top of a delish mixture of organic salad greens. No matter how you serve these meatballs, they will not disappoint!

USWM Lamb Meatballs

By, Abby Maher


  • 1 lb. USWM Ground Lamb
  • 1 teaspoon Riley’s Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ¼ – ½ teaspoon white pepper (white pepper has a bite!)
  • ¼ cup red onion finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • A splash or two of my Aunt Jenny’s spicy tomato juice (tomato juice is optional; I just love the added flavor)
  • Goat cheese for topping

Rarely do I use egg or breadcrumbs, but if you prefer that texture, add 1 egg and ¼- ½ breadcrumbs to your mixture. I find my meatballs stay together just fine without them!

grass fed and finished beef meatball


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and use your hands to mix everything together.
  • Next, divide the mix into 10 parts, roll the lamb mixture into balls, and place them directly into your air fryer or infrared cooker. You could bake in the oven or cook in a skillet as well. I like to bake for 5 minutes at 400 and then reduce my temperature to around 325 for the remaining cooking time.
  •  Cook for 12-15 more minutes or until your desired doneness is reached. I prefer mine, just a touch under medium.
  • Top the meatballs, or if you were feeling creative in the beginning, stuff the meatballs with some goat cheese. I prefer to use honey goat cheese as it compliments the slight heat of the meatballs.

I often pair my lamb meatballs with roasted vegetables and jasmine rice or simply top off my favorite salad mix for some added protein. These meatballs are quick easy, and pair very well with your favorite side dishes! – Abby 

Find more recipes by our October Featured Chef, Abby Maher, on our US Wellness Meats Discover Blog. Abby and our other Chefs bring a diverse and exciting menu that will surely bring flare to any meal!


Abby holding pie, window in background

Meet Abby Maher! Abby has been working for US Wellness Meats (USWM) in Canton, MO, for three and a half years, wearing many hats, including HR Manager and Resident Chef. Abby has been cooking her whole life – she inherited her love of food from her mom’s homemade dinners and her grandmother and Aunt Jenny’s baking tips. She discovered a particular passion for baking pies in her early adult years and has been perfecting her skills ever since. She thoroughly enjoys reading a good recipe book (yes, cover to cover) and spending quality time with her Border Collie Bennie (who you just may notice adorning the USWM Pet food Page). Abby and Benny both relish the quality and health benefits of the regeneratively farmed grass-fed and finished meats of US Wellness Meats. Find Abby on Instagram at Little A Pies @littleapies, and as she often says, “Alexa – Play 90’s country -and get cookin’!”