Mediterranean Meatballs

Recently updated on February 8th, 2024

Mediterranean Meatballs

Yields4 Servings

Cook Time15 mins

Rating

Ingredients

Tzatziki Sauce
 10 oz plain greek yogurt
 1 cup finely diced cucumbers, peeled and seeded
 2 tsp lemon juice
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp pepper
 1 tsp chopped fresh dill
 1 clove garlic, minced
Meatballs
 1 lb ground beef
 ¼ cup breadcrumbs
 1 egg
 1 tbsp minced garlic
 1 tsp salt
 2 tsp dried basil
 2 tsp dried oregano
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp pepper
 1 tsp dried parsley
 1 tsp dried rosemary, minced
 ½ tsp cumin
 ½ cucumber, chopped
 1 large tomato, chopped
 4 Greek-style flatbread pitas
 2 tsp fresh dill, for garnish
 2 tsp fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large bowl, using your hands, combine the beef, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, salt, basil, oregano, cinnamon, pepper, parsley, rosemary, and cumin. Form into 1-inch balls and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Cook for 15 minutes, turning halfway through.

2

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, cucumbers, lemon juice, salt, pepper, dill, and garlic; set aside.

3

Remove the meatballs from the oven, let rest for 3 minutes before serving. To serve, add tzatziki sauce to a pita, place 3-4 meatballs on the sauce, and roll closed.

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Ingredients

Tzatziki Sauce
 10 oz plain greek yogurt
 1 cup finely diced cucumbers, peeled and seeded
 2 tsp lemon juice
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp pepper
 1 tsp chopped fresh dill
 1 clove garlic, minced
Meatballs
 1 lb ground beef
 ¼ cup breadcrumbs
 1 egg
 1 tbsp minced garlic
 1 tsp salt
 2 tsp dried basil
 2 tsp dried oregano
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp pepper
 1 tsp dried parsley
 1 tsp dried rosemary, minced
 ½ tsp cumin
 ½ cucumber, chopped
 1 large tomato, chopped
 4 Greek-style flatbread pitas
 2 tsp fresh dill, for garnish
 2 tsp fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large bowl, using your hands, combine the beef, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, salt, basil, oregano, cinnamon, pepper, parsley, rosemary, and cumin. Form into 1-inch balls and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Cook for 15 minutes, turning halfway through.

2

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, cucumbers, lemon juice, salt, pepper, dill, and garlic; set aside.

3

Remove the meatballs from the oven, let rest for 3 minutes before serving. To serve, add tzatziki sauce to a pita, place 3-4 meatballs on the sauce, and roll closed.

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