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Greek Meatballs

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Nutrient dense food can be a challenge to fit into our modern go-go lifestyle. The good news is that easy recipes like these Greek meatballs help to ease the kitchen load and boost energy in an utterly delicious way.

After my post Easy Meatballs-Nutrient Dense Food on the Go, I heard from many of you asking for variations on the classic. Meatballs recipes are so versatile – not to mention perfect for cleverly disguising nutrient-dense ground liver.

I love to serve these Greek meatballs with mint infused yogurt dipping sauce or added to a soup or on their own. If you’re running out the door and have once again forgotten to eat, do yourself and those around you a favor and pop a few of these in a to-go dish. Then, step out into the world powered by more than sheer will.

Greek Meatball Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • ¼ cup finely diced white onion
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup loosely packed finely diced mint
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced parsley
  • ½ pound pasture raised lamb
  • ½ pound grass-fed beef
  • Ground liver  – substitute for 1/4 pound of ground beef (or however much you’re brave enough to add!)
  • 2 pasture-raised egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic black pepper

 

Greek Meatball Method

  1. Store crumbled feta in refrigerator until ready to mix with other ingredients.
  2. Dice or set your food processor to grate and process the garlic and onion.
  3. Mince mint and parsley.
  4. Add minced garlic, onion, mint, parsley, ground beef & lamb to one bowl.
  5. Add salt, black pepper and egg to a separate bowl & beat eggs and spices until smooth.
  6. Add egg to meat mixture and thoroughly combine with hands. Don’t be shy!
  7. Sprinkle cooled feta cheese and fold into mixture with hands gently.
  8. Now that you’ve combined these ingredients, roll this minty mixture into meatballs.
  9. Pop meatballs into muffin tins or on baking sheet and bake in oven preheated to 375° for approximately 20 minutes or until the center of a meatball is done.
  10. Freeze or refrigerate for on-the-go nutrient dense snacks or a great addition to a soup.

 

Please let me know if you would like to see more recipes for different meatball flavors. I’ve got quite a few up my sleeve.

 

- This post was generously contributed by Monica Ford of Real Food Devotee. Check back next Friday for more delicious recipes from Monica that will make your mouth water and your tummy purr. If you’re lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, Real Food Devotee can make your life easier by delivering nutrient dense goodies directly to your door.

photo credit: An Eye Full Studio

This post can be seen at the following blog carnivals: Whole Foods WednesdayReal Food WednesdayTraditional TuesdaysWeekend GourmetMonday ManiaFight Back FridayPennywise Platter Thursday and Simple Lives Thursday. Hop on over to check out some other posts you may enjoy!

 

 

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Comments

  1. melissa says:

    Yes please give more meatball flavors! Excited to try the greek meatballs!

  2. monica ford says:

    yaaay! You got it. They’ll be comin round the mountain soon. xo

  3. Serena says:

    Great recipe and awesome picture – I will have to try this soon. In the meantime check out my videorecipe on traditional meatballs http://serenapalumbo.com/blog/?p=2232

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