Beef & Lamb Meatballs with Coconut

A terrific source of protein – these meatballs are gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free & dairy-free.  Affordable free-from living at home.

Beef & Lamb Meatballs with Coconut

Allergy Corn, Fish, Milk, Peanuts, Shellfish, Soy, Tree Nuts, Wheat
Free From Dairy Free, Diabetic, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Nut Free
Meal type Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch Box, Salad, Snack
Bits to Know child friendly, freezable, hot or cold, kids food, party food, prepare ahead of time, school friendly, serve cold, serve hot
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Kids Party
Cook Book Gluten Free Grain Free - Food we Love - Tania Hubbard - Author
These are really quick to make, taste terrific and go well piled onto a fresh salad or a dish of grain free tabouli, served with a blob of yoghurt.


  • 150g minced beef
  • 150g minced lamb
  • 3/4 cups desiccated fine organic coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 stalks fresh coriander (full stalks including roots, finely chopped)
  • 2 Medium eggs
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (ground)
  • olive oil (enough to cook the meatballs in)


1. Mix all the ingredients (except the olive oil) by hand
2. Shape into small meatballs
3. Heat the oil to medium hot in a saucepan deep enough to fry the meatballs in small batches
4. Fry the balls (a few at a time) until golden brown
5. Drain on paper towel
6. Serve as a side to a really great green salad or as a snack at one of your parties


  • Carly Posted June 18, 2014 5:48 pm

    Made these tonight for dinner. Very tasty and kids loved them. Thanks!

    • Tania Hubbard Posted June 19, 2014 12:14 pm

      Totally welcome Carly:-) happy news when the kids love it! xxxx tania

  • Bryan Posted September 18, 2014 1:39 pm

    Wow how lucky am I ?? – I had these cooked for me last night by my magnificent partner “Denise” – these are fabulous Tania……we love your recipes – thanks so much for sharing……I had the left overs for lunch today – and the ecstasy continues 🙂

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