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Greek Meatballs (Keftedes)

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Greek Meatballs (Keftedes)

Nadia Boachie

Nadia Boachie

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Greek Meatballs (Keftedes)

Method

Greek Meatballs (Keftedes) 7 Steps

  • Step 1

    Combine all the ingredients for meatballs in a bowl and use clean hands to mix well until combined and smooth.

  • Step 2

    Cover and refrigerate the meatball mixture for about one hour.

  • Step 3

    Use a tablespoon to measure out heaped scoops of the filling onto a parchment-lined tray. My mixture made around 23 meatballs.

  • Step 4

    Use your hands to form the heaps into smooth balls.

  • Step 5

    Heat most of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

  • Step 6

    In a couple of batches place meatballs into the skillet, roll them around and cook for 6-8 minutes, until nicely browned all over and cooked throughout. If you are unsure about doneness, you can remove a meatball from the skillet at the 6 minute mark, cut in half, and check to make sure it is cooked thoroughly. Remove from skillet onto plate when cooked, cover to keep warm and repeat with remaining meatballs.

  • Step 7

    Serve hot as a part of a mezze (appetizer) platter, with pita bread and tzatziki and other veggies like seasoned tomatoes or a Greek salad.

Tags:

Toronto Recipes

Greek Food

Keftedes

Greek Meatballs

Easy

Greek Meatballs (Keftedes)

Nadia Boachie

Nadia Boachie

Instagram
Greek Meatballs (Keftedes)

Yields:

Serves 3

Prep Time:

0 hours 20 mins

Inactive Time:

1 hours 0 mins

Cook Time:

0 hours 8 mins

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Ingredients

Greek Meatballs (Keftedes)

  • 1 pound (500 grams) lean ground beef

  • 1/2 pound (250 grams) ground pork (or lamb)

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 1 egg

  • 1 red onion, grated

  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped

  • 1 packed tablespoon mint leaves, finely chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • Black pepper

  • 3 teaspoons olive oil for cooking

  • Finely chopped parsley for garnish (optional)

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Method

Greek Meatballs (Keftedes) 7 Steps

  • Step 1

    Combine all the ingredients for meatballs in a bowl and use clean hands to mix well until combined and smooth.

  • Step 2

    Cover and refrigerate the meatball mixture for about one hour.

  • Step 3

    Use a tablespoon to measure out heaped scoops of the filling onto a parchment-lined tray. My mixture made around 23 meatballs.

  • Step 4

    Use your hands to form the heaps into smooth balls.

  • Step 5

    Heat most of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

  • Step 6

    In a couple of batches place meatballs into the skillet, roll them around and cook for 6-8 minutes, until nicely browned all over and cooked throughout. If you are unsure about doneness, you can remove a meatball from the skillet at the 6 minute mark, cut in half, and check to make sure it is cooked thoroughly. Remove from skillet onto plate when cooked, cover to keep warm and repeat with remaining meatballs.

  • Step 7

    Serve hot as a part of a mezze (appetizer) platter, with pita bread and tzatziki and other veggies like seasoned tomatoes or a Greek salad.

Tags:

Toronto Recipes

Greek Food

Keftedes

Greek Meatballs