These easy Moroccan Lamb Meatballs are a fun twist on the classic. Full of flavour from spices and a tasty fig dipping sauce.
Difficulty 2/5 Prep Time 20 MIN Cook Time 10 MIN Serves 4-6

Gloria Duggan, the creative force behind the  blog, knows how to create delicious meals on the grill.

These easy Moroccan lamb meatballs are a fun twist on the classic. Full of flavour from a great combination of spices and a fig dipping sauce. It’s the perfect party appetizer for easy entertaining. Serve plated with the dipping sauce on the side. Your guests will do the rest.

Optional meal suggestion

Serve as a main meal by pouring the dipping sauce over the meatballs while still warm. Serve them with naan bread or pita with fresh spinach and thinly sliced red onion.


2 pounds of ground lamb
1 Tbsp. Ras El Hanout (Moroccan spice blend)


1/2 cup fig jam
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp. Fig balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. Pomegranate balsamic vinegar


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small sauce pan.
  2. Using a small whisk, blend until smooth.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat.
  4. Cook until thickened (about 10 minutes).
  5. Whisk during cooking to keep the mixture smooth.
  6. The sauce is ready when it nicely coats the back of a spoon.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Place in a container and let cool.

**NOTE** The sauce can be made ahead of time. Place in a sealed container in the fridge till ready to use. Best used at room temperature. You can also warm it slightly before serving.


  1. In a large bowl combine the ground lamb and seasoning.
  2. Shape into 1 1/2 inch meatballs (about 30).
  3. Place meatballs onto double pronged skewers (about 5-6 per skewer) **do not crowd them**
  4. Heat the grill to MEDIUM-HIGH
  5. Spray grates with oil.
  6. Grill the meatballs for about 10 minutes (until cooked), turning several times to nicely brown all sides.
  7. Remove from grill.
  8. Take meatballs of the skewers, pile onto a plate.
  9. Serve with dipping sauce.