Basil Kale Meatballs

I haven’t made meatballs in a long time! This was an older recipe I refined and made even better by changing the chicken sausage to ground lamb.


Oh, yes. Make plenty as they will go fast.

Oh, yes. Make plenty as they will go fast.


  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1lb ground lamb
  • one whole red onion, pulsed in food processor
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3-4 cups loosely packed baby kale (big bag from Costco) or 1 bunch kale, tough stems removed and chopped finely in a food processor
  • 1 -2 cups loosely packed basil – tossed in food processor – pulsed
  • salt and pepper
  • Fresh ground black pepper sprinkled on top before putting in oven

How to:

Preheat oven to 375, mix all ingredients together by hand and form into meatballs a little larger than golf balls.  Place on cookie sheet bake for 25 minutes, then check. I cooked two cookie sheet-fulls for about 30 minutes, but my oven doesn’t run hot so check at 25. These are so good!!

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