Grilled Moroccan Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce Recipe

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Kathryn Published: April 19, 2021 Modified: June 10, 2021
Grilled Moroccan Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce Recipe

How To Make Grilled Moroccan Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce

Spicy and refreshing all in one bite, these grilled Moroccan meatballs serves a smoky dish, served alongside a creamy yogurt sauce, for a tasty meal!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 23 minutes



For Meatball:

  • 1large egg
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 1tspground allspice
  • ¼cupfresh cilantro,finely chopped, optional
  • tspkosher salt
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • lb85% lean ground beef
  • cuppanko
  • vegetable oil,for grilling

For Yogurt Sauce:

  • ½English cucumber,peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and finely diced
  • 1cupGreek yogurt,plain low-fat or whole milk
  • 2tbsplemon juice,fresh
  • 1tbspfresh dill,finely chopped
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat to about 500 degrees F.


  1. Mix together the egg, garlic, cumin, allspice, cilantro, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the ground beef and panko and mix with your hands until well combined.

  2. Using a ⅓ cup measure, form 8 disc-shaped meatballs.

  3. Lightly dip a wad of paper towels in vegetable oil and, using tongs, carefully rub over the grates several times until glossy and coated.

  4. Grill the meatballs, covered, for about 4 minutes per side, or until they are nicely browned on the exterior and no longer pink in the center.

  5. Transfer the meatballs to a serving plate and let rest for 3 minutes.

Yogurt Sauce:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. Serve meatballs with the yogurt sauce and couscous, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 452.08kcal
  • Fat: 30.53g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.16g
  • Trans Fat: 1.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.56g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.50g
  • Fiber: 0.72g
  • Sugar: 3.45g
  • Protein: 34.26g
  • Cholesterol: 152.46mg
  • Sodium: 663.15mg
  • Calcium: 107.58mg
  • Potassium: 534.01mg
  • Iron: 3.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 32.04µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.32mg
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