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The flavors of Greece in your home kitchen.
If you’re on the hunt for a mouthwatering dish that combines savory flavors, aromatic herbs, and a touch of Greek magic, then look no further than Keftedes! These traditional Greek meatballs are a culinary masterpiece that will transport your taste buds straight to the sun-drenched shores of Greece. Bursting with flavor and boasting a satisfyingly tender texture, Keftedes have earned their place as a beloved dish in Greek cuisine.
From selecting the ideal combination of ground meats to blending aromatic herbs and spices, we’ll dive into the key components that make Keftedes so delicious. Let’s get cooking!
1 lb pork
1 lb ground beef
Note: I prefer fresh grind and my butcher will even mix the pork/beef for me. I should also mention you can use any meat if you want to replace it with all-ground lamb or all beef, your choice. Just make sure it equals 2 lbs.
2 sweet onions, chopped very fine
1 bunch fresh chopped parsley (it’s about 1cup) or ½ cup dry
1 bunch mint chopped (it’s about ½ cup) or 3T dry. If you like mint you can add more, play with it!
3T dry oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup bread crumbs (gluten-free bread crumbs can also be used)
¼ cup lemon juice
4T olive oil
Mix all ingredients very well – use your hands!
Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using your hands, create 1-inch meatballs and place them on the sheet.
Bake at 450 until the meatballs have a nice brown color.
Note: you can fry the meatballs instead of baking using some olive oil and coating them with a light dusting of flour before frying.
I am on a health kick so whatever I can do to make it less fattening, I do.