American Lamb Meatballs

Yield: 24 meatballs
2 pounds ground American lamb
1 cup raisins, chopped
1/2 cup walnut pieces, chopped
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup chopped mint leaves
1/2 cup bread crumbs
3 eggs
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Combine all ingredients except olive oil in a large mixing bowl and mix by hand until thoroughly incorporated. Drizzle the olive oil over a large baking dish (9 x 12-inches), making sure to evenly coat the entire surface (use your hand to help spread the oil). Roll the meat mixture into round, golf ball-sized meatballs and evenly line balls on the baking dish. Roast until firm and cooked through (about 20 minutes). Allow the meatballs to cool for five minutes before removing from the tray.