Recipe for Greek Style Meatball Souvlaki

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Ground meat is regularly used in Greek cuisine in a variety dishes. Use any ground meat you desire for this recipe, such as beef, lamb, pork, or a combination. Note that if you use bamboo skewers, you’ll want to soak them for at least two hours before preparing this recipe.

Greek Style Meatball (Kefteda) Souvlaki Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground lamb, beef, or pork or a combination
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped mint
  • 1 teaspoon dried Greek mint
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt, to tast
  • Pepper, to tast
  • Lemon juice (optional)

How to Prepare Greek Style Meatball Souvlaki:

Preheat the grill to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or light the coals and get them ready.

Add the ground meat, onion, mint, oregano, egg, salt, and pepper.

Stir with a wooden spoon or mix with your hands. Form the meat into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

Pierce each meatball through a thin skewer, such as a bamboo skewer.

You should be able to fit 3-4 meatballs per skewer. You’ll want to leave about an inch or so of space on both ends.

Place each skewer on the grill. Cook for about 2-3 minutes.

Rotate 1/4 of a tea. Cook for about 2-3 minutes. Repeat two more times until the meatballs are cooked all the way through.

Remove from the grill and place on a serving platter. Squeeze lemon juice over the skewers just before serving (optional). This is also optional but you could also place an onion peace in between meatballs.

PLEASE NOTE: Greek recipes can be slightly different based on a variety of reasons, such as the region of Greece that the recipe is being made in. If you have seen this Greek recipe made another way, please send us an email to greekboston@worldwidegreeks.com and we will evaluate your suggestion. Thanks!

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