mediterranean meatballs

Mediterranean Meatballs

Fresh herbs and feta brighten up these meatballs with Classic Greek flavors.  They’re perfect alongside pita and hummus, or you can serve them with tzatziki and a toothpick for an easy appetizer.

 

Mediterranean Meatballs

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Protein: Beef
Cut: Ground Beef
Diet: Gluten Free
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg ButcherBox Ground Beef
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion small dice
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 sprigs oregano leaves picked and minced
  • 4 sprigs mint leaves picked and minced
  • c feta crumbled
  • ¼ c milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Preheat sauté pan and add olive oil.  Once oil is hot, add onions and garlic and sauté for 4 minutes, or until translucent.  Let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Mix remaining ingredients and onions together in a large mixing bowl until well incorporated.
  • Scoop a heaping tablespoon of meat mixture and form into a ball (approx. 16 meatballs).  Tip: a small ice cream scoop works great!
  • Place meatballs on greased baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until internal temperature of meatball reaches 150°F.  Let meatballs rest 3 minutes before serving.
  • Serve meatballs with your favorite pita and hummus, with a side of baby greens.  Make smaller meatballs and serve with tzatziki for a great appetizer!
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Emilie Abijanac

Emilie Abijanac is the Culinary Director for ButcherBox. She is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute with over 20 years of catering experience in Boston. Emilie was the Sous Chef for East Meets West Catering and has worked with Kate’s Table and La Fête.