Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
Save Recipe Print
Total:
29 min
Prep:
12 min
Cook:
17 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
29 min
Prep:
12 min
Cook:
17 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Meatballs:
Sauce:

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

For the meatballs: In a large bowl, mix together the lamb, couscous, scallions, garlic, egg, parsley, olive oil, mint, oregano, salt, cumin, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Form the mixture into 15 to 16 (2-inch diameter) meatballs.

For the sauce: Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook until brown on all sides, about 6 minutes. Add the marinara sauce, cinnamon sticks, and ground cinnamon. Bring the sauce to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook, turning occasionally, until the meatballs are cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Discard the cinnamon sticks. Transfer the meatballs and sauce to a large bowl and serve.

Cook's Note

To make 1 cup cooked couscous, bring 1/2 cup water or stock to a boil. Add 1/3 cup uncooked couscous and cover the pan. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork and allow to cool.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Almost One-Pan Skillet Lasagna 02:21

Bev gets her kids involved in making this perfect weeknight dinner.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Sweet and Spicy Short Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Spicy Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Meatball Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Italian Meatball Sliders with Red Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri

Sweet Pepper Poppers

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Asian Pork Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Real Meatballs and Spaghetti

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Greek Potatoes with Lemon Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Spicy Pork Stirfry

Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken|Susan Feniger

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.