Greek Meatballs

Serve these zesty Greek Meatballs as appetizer or main. They also make a great addition to a Greek-style party platter.


INGREDIENTS

1 pound ground pork
1 pound ground beef
2 to 3 pieces bread, no crust soaked in milk, and then squeezed
2 eggs, beaten
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
2 tbsp. chopped Italian parsley
2 tbsp. fresh mint
2 to 3 green onions, finely chopped
Tiny pinch cinnamon
1 tsp. lemon zest
2 tsp. lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Olive oil, as needed
Tzatziki Sauce, for serving (optional)
8 Greek style pita breads, grilled, for serving (optional)


PREPARATION

Greek Meatballs In a large bowl, add ground pork and beef, soaked bread, eggs, garlic, oregano, parsley, mint, green onions, pinch cinnamon, lemon zest and juice, and salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix to combine.

Preheat grill to high. Clean and oil grill well.

Shape and roll mixture into 24 meatballs, flattening meatballs slightly so they grill easily. Drizzle with olive oil.

Add meatballs to grill. Reduce heat to medium. Cook until meatballs are cooked through and no longer pink, flipping once or twice, about 12 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness.

Serve meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce and grilled pita bread, if desired.



Yield: 6 to 8 servings.