If you have never had Lamb meatballs, you are missing out. These meatballs are moist and delicate but have such an amazing flavor. If you are looking for a new way to use meatballs, these lamb meatballs with polenta and ragout are sure to wow your family and guests.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Dice the shallot into small pieces.
Place the ground lamb, cumin, 1 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. pepper in a large mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients together to incorporate. Form the mixture into six meatballs and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Roast the meatballs for 10-12 minutes or until meatballs are firm and golden brown.
In a medium sized pot, bring 3 cups of water, and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil. Add the polenta to the water, whisking constantly until incorporated. Reduce to a simmer and stir for 5 minutes or until polenta is soft and creamy. Remove from heat. Add 2 tablespoons butter to the polenta and cover. Reserve for plating.
Heat a large sauté pan over low heat and add 1 tbsp. oil to the pan. Sauté the chopped shallot for 2 minutes or until translucent. Add the diced tomatoes and sugar to the pan then mix together. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes then add salt and pepper to taste.
Place the polenta on an angle from corner to corner on a plate. Top the polenta with three meatballs. Spoon the ragout over the meatballs. Finish the dish by topping with fresh baby arugula.