Recipe for Greek Style Meatballs

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Kebab with tzatziki dipSavory Greek meat patties called keftethes can be served as an appetizer or as a main course at any Greek table.

Greek Style Meatballs (Keftethes) Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • 1/4 lb. bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, for sautéing the onions
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs (such as dill, oregano, parsley, or mint)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup olive oil for frying the meatballs

Instructions on How to Make Greek Style Meatballs:

Mix together the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs and water.

Add olive oil to a frying pan and set the heat on medium. Add the chopped onions and saute until translucent.

Add to the meat mixture with the salt, pepper, vinegar, oregano, chopped parsley or mint.

Mix well, cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

Shape into 18-20 patties and roll lightly in flour.

Fry in very hot olive oil until brown.

Note: Instead of bread crumbs, some use slices of bread soaked with milk or water. For this recipe, about one slice of bread soaked in water or milk. Eliminate the bread crumbs and water if you decide to use this.

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