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Weekend Recipe: Greek Meatballs
  • If you love Greek cuisine but don't have the time to go out, you can make this in your own kitchen. Prep the meatballs in advance, store them in the freezer, and thaw when ready to use. You can also get the kids to help--they would love the mixing and rolling of the meatballs. 

    Greek Meatballs
    Serves 4 
    Prep Time 30 minutes, plus chilling time 
    Cooking Time 20 minutes

    Here's what you'll need

    For the meatballs:
    500 grams ground beef
    1 large white onion, minced
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup breadcrumbs
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves
    2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

    For the feta sauce:
    1/2 cup feta cubes, plus extra for garnish
    2 tablespoons plain yogurt
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves
    3 fresh mint leaves, plus extra for garnish
    vegetable oil for pan-frying

    1 To make the meatballs, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix with your hands until well combined. Take 1 to 2 tablespoons of the mixture, roll into a ball, and arrange on a tray. Repeat with remaining mixture. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. 

    2 To make the feta sauce, process all ingredients in a blender or food processor until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

    3 Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add meatballs and cook until evenly browned, about 10 minutes, turning gently to avoid breaking. 

    4 Drizzle meatballs with feta sauce, and garnish with extra feta cubes and mint leaves before serving.

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    Photography by Miguel Nacianceno. Styling by Idge Mendiola. This story originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors


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