Meatball № 3 – Greek Style!

And yes I know we have had our share of meatballs on this blog already but I can’t seem to get enough of this. Pork, Chicken or Beef, you name it, I’ll eat it! Yes, I will! And I know I am going to get known for my meatballs someday! That’s my true life goal! And to get a little closer to that goal we are doing Greek style today!

These meatballs are so delicious. We had them at a party on spears with mushrooms and squash – I didn’t like that to much! But then I reinvented it with mashed potatoes and gravy – and that was very nice! And later on, I talked with one of my friends who suggested eating them with Tzaziki, Salad and Oven Roasted Potatoes – a little more authentic one might say!

Greek Meatballs

Ingredients for 50 meatballs:

1 kg ground beef (2 pounds)
2 eggs
2 onions
3 cloves garlic
150 g flour (1 cup (Or breadcrumbs))
2 dl milk (¾ cup)
200 g feta (1 cup)
1 glass sundried tomatoes (175 g)
1 tbsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano


  1. Dice the onion and garlic (preferably in the foodprocessor for very fine dicing)
  2. Mix beef, eggs, onions, garlic, flour, milk, salt, peper, basil and oregano in a standmixer and mix together with douhhooks
  3. Foodprocess the sundried tomatoes a little
  4. Crumble the feta a bit in your hands
  5. Add feta and sundried tomatoes and mix everything together
  6. Let rest until needed, then scoop on a lined baking tray that is sprayed with oil
  7. Bake at 225°C/425°F convection oven for 30 minutes, turning them after 15 minutes and with the broiler on for the last 5 minutes

I will tell you this: These meatballs adds up to 211 calories pr 100 grams. I have not tried to reduce calories in this recipe, but I have a bunch of suggestions for calorie reduced meatballs. Next time I will use some extra meat for the meatloaf without adding up the other ingredients, about 1200 grams I think is suitable. I will consider using a 0,1% milk to safe a little calories there as well. I have not looked into the fat percentage of Feta cheese, but that would be an obvious place to cut a great amount of calories. An obvious healthifier would be using oats or wholewheat flour – even though it doesn’t change the calorie count.

So these are my ideas for this precious meal. Truth be told, this is so good, I am not busy changing this recipe for the healthier yet, cause it is so darn good!

But one change I did make, that turned out ABSOLUTELY AMAZING was in one very lazy moment when I decided balls was to much work and I made a Meatloaf instead and baked it for about 1 hour! Wow! I will never have the trouble of shaping balls with this one again! It is made for a Loaf!! And to be really naughty I served it totally unauthentic with Green Bean Casserole. Oh so yum! Try it!

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