Minty Greek Meatballs. The Mediterranean Diet uses mint in cooking, and it is so refreshing. Try these meatballs as a main dish or an appetizer. Marvelous!
Minty Greek Meatballs
Hi. It’s Lois in the kitchen at Recipe Idea Shop, telling you about a Mediterranean recipe I made. Minty Greek Meatballs. Just mix and bake the Minty Greek Meatballs about 15-25 minutes, depending on the size of the meatball. I believe this was originally adapted from a Betty Crocker recipe.
In addition to being a home cook who likes to share recipes, I work at James Madison University in the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery. I am the editor-in-chief of The Journal of ERW and Mine Action, a three-time-a-year publication that discusses landmine/explosive remnants of war remediation and victim-assistance services.
Each year, CISR holds a five-week management training program to train landmine-action senior managers from around the world. We currently have 19 people in this year’s Senior Managers’ Course; they are from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Lebanon, Laos, Libya, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Uganda, and Vietnam.
These meatballs are very tasty and work great as an appetizer. The participants from the Middle East loved these when I brought them to a gathering. I think these Minty Greek Meatballs are delicious!
If you want to serve them as an appetizer, keep them warm in a slow cooker on low, soaking in some beef broth. Another great option is a warming tray. I love mine!
Minty Greek Meatballs Recipe
Minty Greek Meatballs
- 1 pound ground beef or lamb (or 1/2 beef, 1/2 lamb)
- 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs (or Gluten Free Panko crumbs to make it gluten-free)
- 1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley (chopped)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint leaves or 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried mint
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried oregano leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Mix all ingredients together and shape into 1-inch balls.
- Place meatballs on an ungreased jelly roll pan.
- Cook uncovered in a 350-degree oven until lightly browned, about 20-25 minutes.
Serve with tomato sauce and cooked rice as a main dish. Or alone as an appetizer.
I put them in a crockpot with about 3 cups of beef broth after they were baked and used them as appetizers.
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