Greek Meatballs

Rule #338: It’s amazing where some delicious seasonings can take you in under 30 minutes.

These Greek Meatballs are a serious slam dunk in our house these days. Even the kids are raving fans! Just mix together some delicious seasonings, add a few more ingredients, form the meatballs, and bake them for just 18 minutes. Dinner. Done. Delicious.

Greek Meatballs

The best part about these little balls of yum is that you can build a bowl based on what you like! Orzo? Why yes, please! Tomatoes and tzatziki? Oh-my-lanta!

easy Greek Meatballs

The seasonings in these meatballs is out of this world! Or maybe in Santorini? I dunno. Either way, here’s whatchya need:
½ tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. ground oregano
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¾ tsp. dry dill (or 1 tsp. chopped fresh dill)
2 tbs. grated or finely chopped red onion
1 tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tsp. Kosher salt
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

greek meatball spices

The ingredients of these Greek Meatballs are as follows: panko breadcrumbs, 2 eggs, grated or finely chopped red onion, chopped parsley, and the seasonings above. PLUS! A little crumbled Feta that didn’t make the photographic cut.

greek meatball ingredients

Oh, and of course… a couple pounds of ground sirloin (90/10). Hello, beefy beef. You can also substitute ground chicken or turkey if you’d like something lighter.

greek meatball mixture

Just mix all of the ingredients together, form into 1″ balls, and place on a baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray.

formed greek meatballs

Bake at 475 for 18 minutes.

cooked greek meatballs

And just like that… you’ve got a delicious little dinnah.

Greek Meatballs dinner

I listed out some ideas for serving your Greek Meatballs in the full recipe below. My favorite is just what you see here: cooked orzo, tomatoes, tzatziki, and a little parsley and dill on top.

Greek Meatballs recipe
Greek Meatballs

Greek Meatballs

2 lbs. ground sirloin (90/10)
½ tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. ground oregano
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¾ tsp. dry dill (or 1 tsp. chopped fresh dill)
2 tbs. grated or finely chopped red onion
1 tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tsp. Kosher salt
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 large eggs
½ cup plain Panko breadcrumbs
¼ cup crumbled Feta cheese

Preheat oven to 425.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, using your hands to mix well. Using a tablespoon scoop, form the meat into 1” meatballs. Place meatballs onto a foil-lined baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425 for 18 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.

Serve with tzatziki sauce or hummus on the side and over a bed of cooked orzo pasta, quinoa and brown rice mixture, egg noodles, rice, or zucchini noodles.

Makes about 30 meatballs.

Garnishes
Feta cheese crumbles
Lemon wedges
Chopped flat-leaf parsley
Chopped mint
Olives
Pita bread
Shredded lettuce
Cherry tomatoes, halved
Bell pepper, chopped

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