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Laban immo | Lebanese meatballs in yoghurt sauce recipe

Updated: Apr 19, 2021

Traditional Lebanese meatballs cooked in yoghurt, mint and garlic sauce- a recipe not to be forgotten full of delicate, comforting flavors! Serve with a side of buttery vermicelli or plain rice.


Prep time: 25 mins

Cooking time: 25 mins

Servings: 5


800g ground beef

1 tsp onion powder

1 tbsp breadcrumbs

Salt and pepper

Yoghurt sauce:

1kg yoghurt

2 tbsp corn starch

~1 large tbsp dry mint

2 cloves of garlic, minced


  1. Mix the meatball ingredients in a bowl and create medium-sized meatballs

  2. Heat some vegetable oil in a pan and fry the meatballs; drain and set aside

  3. In a big pot add the yoghurt and corn starch (melted in 1/2 cup of water); cook on medium heat and stir frequently

  4. Meanwhile fry the dry mint and garlic in a generous amount of butter and add to the yoghurt mix once the yoghurt starts boiling

  5. Keep stirring until the mixture thickens then add the meatballs and cook for a final 2-3 minutes

  6. Enjoy with a side of vermicelli or plain rice!

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