Greek Meatballs

My kids like balls.  Meatballs that is.  Balls of meat mixed with different seasonings and served usually in or with a sauce.  I like meatballs too.  Nothing better than a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs.   I normally make my meatballs with breadcrumbs and egg.  It makes them nice and light and airy.   So the other day, I was trying to decide what to make for dinner and LJB suggested meatballs.  But he didn’t want spaghetti and meatballs.  And I didn’t have breadcrumbs.  But what I did have was some feta cheese and some fresh oregano.  So I decided to make greek flavored meatballs.  I served them with a side of tzatziki sauce (since KB buys that in a HUGE tub at Costco) and a side of browned butter orzo.  Can you say clean plate club all around?

I started by putting my ingredients in a medium mixing bowl: ground beef, greek seasoning, fresh oregano, chopped onion, garlic and feta cheese.

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Mix well to incorporate all ingredients.  I used my hands.

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Form little balls and sear in an oven proof frying pan with olive oil over medium heat.

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Flip the meatballs over to sear all sides.

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Finish in a 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through.

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Serve with tzatziki sauce.  Enjoy!

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Recipe:

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1/2 medium onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 Tablespoons Greek seasoning
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
olive oil
**Tzatziki sauce for serving

In a medium mixing bowl, add ground beef, onion, garlic, Greek seasoning, oregano and feta cheese.  Mix well to combine.  You may have to get dirty and use your hands.  Form golf ball sized balls.  Sear the meatballs in an oven proof pan over medium heat with olive oil.  Flip over to sear all sides.  When the meatball has been browned on the outside, finish in a 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through.

Serve and enjoy!

Caroline