Saturday, March 9, 2019

GREEK MEATBALLS WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE






GREEK MEATBALLS WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE






INGREDIENTS

GREEK MEATBALLS
·       1 pound lean ground beef, I use 90/10
·       1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs, gluten-free breadcrumbs if needed
·       1/4 cup chopped fresh leaf parsley
·       3 tablespoons grated onion
·       1 clove garlic, grated
·       Zest of a lemon
·       2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
·       1 egg
·       1 teaspoon dried oregano
·       1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
·       1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
·       1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
·       Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
·       2 ounces cubed or crumbled feta cheese

TZATZIKI SAUCE
·       1/2 cup grated English cucumber, excess liquid squeezed out
·       1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
·       Juice of half a lemon
·       2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dried
·       1/4 teaspoon grated garlic
·       Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

1.    Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2.    Line a baking sheet with foil and spray it with cooking spray.
3.    In a large bowl whisk together the panko, parsley, grated onion, garlic, lemon zest and juice, egg, spices, salt and pepper.
4.    If you aren't planning to stuff the meatballs with a cube of feta add the feta crumbles to the mixture.
5.    Add the ground beef to the mixture and combine with your hands being careful not to over-work the meat mixture.
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