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Greek Meatballs Recipe

These Keftedes otherwise known as Greek meatballs are delicious ground lamb balls that are flawlessly seasoned. They’re sided with a tasty tomato sauce or Tzatziki sauce.

Greek Meatballs Recipe

Italian style is usually our go-to when it comes to meatballs, but try these Mediterranean style meatballs for a change, they are just as savory. You can either make this with the classic ground lamb or opt for turkey or even beef. These meatballs can be fried in a pan or baked in your oven. Serve them for dinner with some pasta and tomato sauce, or an appetizer with a side of cucumber garlic sauce.

Ingredients For Greek Meatballs

Ingredients For Greek Meatballs

  • Ground lamb
  • Garlic
  • Egg
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Italian seasoning
  • Ground cumin
  • Yellow or sweet onion
  • Mint and parsley
  • Dried oregano

How To Make Greek Meatballs

Step 1: Prepare your meat mix: In a bowl, mix your garlic seasoning, ground meat, and onion. Sprinkle in your minced parsley, egg, mint, and breadcrumbs.

How To Make Greek Meatballs

Step 2: Divide the mix into balls the size of a tablespoon and cook in your preferred way.

How To Make Greek Meatballs

Cooking 

Bake: Transfer your meatballs to a baking pan covered in a parchment paper to your oven for 15-18 minutes on 400 F.

Fry in a pan: Put some olive oil to heat in a frying pan, and place your meatballs in to fry for 2-3 minutes on each side.

Freeze Greek Meatballs

You can freeze these meatballs already cooked or raw.

  • Raw: Divide your balls and roll them, then transfer them to a baking pan covered in parchment paper. Allow to fully freeze, store in a sealed container or freezer bag, then stick in your freezer for 6 months.
  • Cooked: Let your cooked meatballs fully chill. Put on a covered baking pan, freeze, and transfer to a container or bag to keep in your freezer for 6 months.

Thaw meatballs in the fridge, then cook or heat up.

Are these meatballs keto-friendly?

In case you’re on a keto diet and you want to keep your meatballs low on carbs, substitute the breadcrumbs with something like crushed pork rinds for instance, which is free of carbs.

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Greek Meatballs Recipe

Greek Meatballs Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These Keftedes otherwise known as Greek meatballs are delicious ground lamb balls that are flawlessly seasoned. They’re sided with a tasty tomato sauce or Tzatziki sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of ground lamb
  • ¼ cup of grated onion
  • 3 teaspoons of chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon of coriander
  • 2 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup of parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Combine your ground meat with the seasoning, grated onion, and garlic in a bowl until incorporated.
  2. Mix in your mint, breadcrumbs, egg, and parsley.
  3. Roll your meat mix into balls the size of a tablespoon.
  4. For frying, put olive oil in a pan to heat up. Place your meatballs in to fry for 3-4 minutes on both sides.
  5. For baking, turn on your oven to 400 F, arrange your meatballs on a baking pan covered in parchment paper and cook for 15-18 minutes, making sure to flip them over mid cooking.

Notes

  • Depending on the products you're using, the nutrients may differ. You can use a calorie counter to monitor your calories.
  • Turkey and ground beef can also be used to make these meatballs.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 407Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 157mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 32g

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