To make these Hungarian-inspired spicy meat balls you will need:
500g lamb mince
250g bacon mince
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons paprika
2/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste
I made about 45 smallÂ meatballs with the above quantities; so was able to freeze a large container-full which will be handy for quite a few meals! The recipe is relatively low in carbohydrates, since you only have a few dueÂ to the breadcrumbs (spread out in all those meat balls).
Mix everything in a large bowl until ingredients form a uniform paste. With an ice-cream scoop or tablespoon, or just with your (clean) hands form ball shapes and place on a baking dish until ready to cook. I used my Philips Airfryer to cook these and they were ready in 7 minutes on 200 centigrade. Due to the space in there, I cooked them 9 at a time – a bit limited if you have guests but in reality you can cook as you form the next batch of meat balls.
Place them spaced out, spraying the mesh with oil beforehand to avoid sticking
Here they are served with a barley salad and cottage cheese
Let them cool down completely before freezing/storing in the fridge. Ideally do not store in the fridge for more than 24 hours.
Later I whipped some out of the freezer, heated them in the Airfryer again for 5 minutes and used them in a wrap.