GREEK INSPIRED MEATBALLS

GREEK INSPIRED MEATBALLS

Just because I’m not a football fan (oh the shame!) doesn’t mean I can’t offer you something yummy to nosh on during this year’s big game.

Just throw meat and all  into a big bowl, dive in with both hands (properly washed of course) and squish all of those aromatic ingredients together.

Serve warm with some tzatziki for dipping and a side salad.

An icy crisp beer rounds off the presentaion.

I’ve added a recipe for a quick Greek Salad Dressing for you in case you want to make your appetizer more of a complete meal.  Just toss with some tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and olives.  Serve with some freshly made pita bread (my easy stove top recipe here)

Go team!

GREEK INSPIRED MEATBALLS
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 225g package of white mushrooms, minced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 5 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup panko
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 big handful of Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • ¼ cup chopped, fresh mint
  • 2 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Tzatziki for serving
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix beaten eggs, panko and lemon juice and allow to sit for a few minutes.
  2. Add the egg mixture with the remaining ingredients.
  3. With clean hands mix all together.
  4. Form into meatballs, about 1”
  5. Cook in a saute pan in batches until browned or bake in a 400 ° F oven for about 15 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with tzatziki for dipping

 

Inspiration thanks to Carole from the Yum Yum Factor

GREEK SALAD DRESSING
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients into a small jar and shake vigorously.
  2. Serve over your favourite salad.

 


 

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