Smoked chilli meatballs with tahini and creamed beans

Smoked chilli meatballs with tahini and creamed beans

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Why not try these punchy chilli lamb meatballs with tahini, creamed butter beans and Greek yogurt. Served with green beans, it makes a simple midweek meal for 2.


Try our recipe for smoked chilli meatballs, then also check out more delicious meatball recipes such as our Moroccan meatballs with herb couscous, healthy meatballs and vegetarian meatballs.



  • onion 1, thickly sliced
  • garlic 1 clove
  • vegetable stock cube 1/2
  • butter beans 400g tin, drained and rinsed
  • tahini 2 tbsp
  • sweet smoked paprika 1 tsp, plus a little extra to serve
  • smoked sea salt 1/4 tsp
  • dried chilli flakes 1/4 tsp
  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • ready-made lamb meatballs 12
  • greek yogurt 100g
  • lemon wedges to serve
  • green beans 300g, trimmed and cooked to serve


  • Step 1

    Put the onion, garlic and ½ stock cube in a pan, cover with water by 2.5cm, bring to the boil and simmer with a lid on for 10-15 minutes until the onion and garlic are really soft. Heat the grill to high.

  • Step 2

    Use a slotted spoon to remove the onion and garlic from the stock and put in a food processor or blender with the butter beans, tahini and some seasoning. Add 100ml of the stock and whizz until a loose mash-like texture forms. Add a splash more stock if it’s too thick, then tip into a pan to reheat.

  • Step 3

    Mix the paprika, smoked sea salt and chilli flakes together with 1 tbsp olive oil. Stir with the meatballs until they’re thoroughly coated, then space out on a non stick baking tray.

  • Step 4

    Grill the meatballs, turning halfway, for 8-10 minutes, until dark golden and cooked through.

  • Step 5

    To serve, spread some of the creamed beans on each plate, and top with the meatballs. Finish with the yogurt and a pinch more paprika. Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing and green beans.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 787
  • Fat 52g
  • Saturates 21.9g
  • Carbs 31.5g
  • Sugars 12.1g
  • Fibre 12g
  • Protein 42.1g
  • Salt 2.4g