Recipe for Greek Style Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

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Meatballs are a popular food in Greece, especially at tavernas. If the cook has some meltable cheese on hand, such as haloumi, mozzarella, or kasseria, it’s often stuffed inside.

Greek Style Cheese Stuffed Meatballs Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef, lamb, or pork
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Greek oregano
  • 3 tablespoons fresh, chopped mint or parsley
  • 3/4 pound mozzarella, halloumi, or kasseri cheese, cut into cubes

Instructions on How to Make Greek Style Cheese Stuffed Meatballs (Keftedes):

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a meatball baking pan or broiling pan with cooking spray.

Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir until well combined.

Form each meatball around 1 of the cheese cubes so that the cheese in the center. Place the meatball on the pan. Repeat until all the cheese and meat are used up.

Place the pan in the center of the oven and bake until the meatballs are cooked all the way through and the cheese is melted. This should take 30-40 minutes.

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