Easy Greek Style Meatballs

Easy Greek Style Meatballs

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Everyone loves a good meatball, right? This Greek style meatball recipe is a nice aromatic, flavorful one filled with herbs, onion, and garlic! They’re also nice and juicy…..because who likes a dry meatball??

One of the great thing about meatballs is that you can serve them in SO many ways — add some sauce and serve spaghetti & meatballs, serve alongside mashed potatoes or rice….it’s such a versatile meat dish!

Typically, Greek meatballs are made with loads of fresh-chopped herbs instead of dry….but to make this “easy” we’ll use dry in this recipe since we don’t always have fresh herbs on hand.

You can definitely substitute the dried herbs for fresh, though – it does take it up a notch!

Greek Style Meatballs | Greek Meatballs Recipe with Tzatziki Sauce | Greek Food Recipes Authentic | Authentic Greek Food | Authentic Greek RecipesI always serve these Greek-style meatballs with a yummy Spinach-Yogurt-Tzatziki Sauce.

Mmm…this sauce with the meatballs is the *perfect* combo!

How to make Greek Meatballs:

In a large bowl, mix the ground meat, eggs, salt, and pepper.

(I typically use a pork-beef mixture because that is common here in Greece. But you can definitely use all pork or all beef!)

Next, you’ll put several things in your blender: onion, garlic, bread, oil, milk, and spices. Blend until smooth.

(If you don’t have a blender, don’t worry! Just soak your bread in the milk and oil and then mash it really well with a fork….dice onions really finely, and don’t forget the spices.) ๐Ÿ™‚

After you blend, you’ll have a nice moisture-adding mix to add to your meatballs.

Pour that mixture into your meat mixture and mix everything up really well.

When it’s mixed well, you’ll notice that it suddenly “binds,” or holds together well. This is what you want for good meatballs! 

Form into meatballs!

Greek “meatballs” are typically flatter, similar to a small burger…..but you can definitely make them round like a traditional meatball. I usually do.

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If you make the meatballs about this size โฌ‡๏ธ, you’ll get 24 from this recipe.    Greek Style Meatballs | Greek Meatballs Recipe with Tzatziki Sauce | Greek Food Recipes Authentic | Authentic Greek Food | Authentic Greek Recipes

Bake and enjoy!

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Easy Greek-Style Meatballs

Yield: About 24 meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 slices white or wheat sandwich bread
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 t. dried oregano
  • 1 t. dried parsley
  • 1 t. paprika

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix ground meat, egg, salt, & pepper. Set aside.
  3. In a blender, put onion (quartered), garlic, bread, oil, milk, and spices. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour ingredients from blender into meat mixure.
  5. Mix with spatula and/or by hand until mixture is evenly combined and binds well.
  6. Form meatballs and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes, until meatballs are nicely browned and meat is cooked through to an internal temp of 160F.

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