Hay Guys!! Wanna cook something Yummilicious today? Then you have come on the right page. Today, we will learn how to cook Mouthwatering Greek Meatballs Recipe. You can have it either as an appetizer or as a gravy rich recipe in the main course. This awesome recipe is loaded with lot of grounded, flavored and aromatic spices like oregano, fresh mint leaves, garlic flakes, cumin seeds, coriander, and parsley along with the mild traces of cinnamon powder that it is sure to delight all the Greek flavored recipe admirers.
To add an icing on the top, we will crumbled some small cubes of Feta cheese in the meat balls along with garnishing it with some cooling tzatziki sauce or dip and served it hot with Pita bread. So, guys without wasting further time, let’s get into the detailing of this Mouthwatering Greek Meatballs recipe
Highlighted below is the detailed and precise description of the preparation time, cooking time and the description of active ingredients required to prepare this recipe.
Preparation Time:-20-25 Minutes
Cooking Time:-15 Minutes
Total Time Needed To Prepare This Recipe: 35-40 Minutes
Ingredients And Method Of Preparation For Greek Meatballs Recipe:
Now, let’s first check out the various ingredients required to cook this Recipe:
Ingredients Required for Greek Meatballs:
Grounded or Minced Beef: 1 kg
Bread-Crumbs: 4 slices
Onion (that should be properly grated): 4 tablespoons
Freshly chopped Parsley: ¼ cup
Freshly chopped Mint leaves: ¼ cup
Grounded coriander powder: Half tablespoon
Grounded Cumin Seeds: Half tablespoon
Cinnamon powder: ¼ teaspoon
Oregano: 1 teaspoon dried one or ¼ cup, freshly chopped
Garlic: 1 clove properly minced
Fresh lemon juice: 2 tablespoons
Black pepper- Half teaspoon
Salt: 2 tablespoons or as per Requirement
Eggs: 2 in number that should be properly beaten
Feta cheese: About 2 ounces in cubed or crumbled form
Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
Vegetable oil : 1 cup, for frying
Flour: 1 cup for Dredging
Ingredients Required for Tzatziki Sauce:
Greek yogurt: 1 cup
Fresh English cucumber: ½ cup, grated and squeezed properly
Lemon: Juice of 1/2 lemon and remaining lemon is cut down into wedges for garnishing
Nutmeg: a Pinch
Fresh dill: 2 teaspoons
Salt: as per taste and requirement
Black pepper: 1 teaspoon
Method of Preparation:
Now, let’s have a brief outlook on the detailed description on how to prepare this recipe.
Take a medium sized Bowl and put onion paste, parsley, mint leaves, minced garlic, all the above listed spices, lemon juice , black pepper and salt. Mix it properly, so that all the flavors and aroma of spices will be infused properly in this mixture. Cover this bowl with the lid and place it in refrigerator for about 12-15 minutes.
Now, to make Greek Meatballs, add the grounded/Minced beef to this mixture. Mix it properly and then roll-up the mixture in the firm of balls usually the size of a walnut. Now, since we are using feta cheese, you can either place the small cubes in the center of the meatballs or crumble the feta cheese in this mixture .Now, dust each meatball in the flour, so as to cover it properly and avoiding the splitting of mixture in the oil when it is to be fried. Put all these meatballs in another container, pulsating extra flour from the balls.
you can have this recipe of Greek Meatballs in two ways. Either by deep frying the stuffed meatballs in vegetable oil or alternatively ,you can also bake these meatballs in microwave . If you want to try out the traditional style of Greek meatballs, then you can fry it in plenty of vegetable oil. For this, you can take a wok and fill it with vegetable oil. Now, heat the oil over the high flame and the moment hot fumes start to come out of it, simmer down the flame. Now, put the Greek meatballs one –by-one into this hot oil and deep fry it until the color of the balls turns up to golden brown, and forget to turn over the meatballs in between, so that both the sides get crisper. As a rule, the Greek meatballs are juicy and creamy from inside and crisper from outside. Now, take these meat balls one by one in a silver coated foil paper plate, so as to absorb the excessive oil.
If however, you are a fitness freak, then surely you don’t like the idea of deep frying these meatballs in excess oil. First of all preheat the microwave to 450⁰. Take a baking sheet, cover it with Foil paper and spray it with olive oil. put these balls on the baking tray and spray some olive oil on the top of these Meatballs. You are required to bake these Meatballs for about 15 minutes, turning the meatballs in between the baking, so as to turn their color to golden brown.
Now, its turn to prepare the Tzatziki sauce ,which can be either taken as a dip with Greek Meatballs or you can even garnish your aromatic Greek Meatballs with this sauce. For preparing this sauce take a small vessel, and mix all the above listed ingredients for preparing Tzatziki sauce. Whip the whole mixture nicely, so as to make a fine dip or consistent paste for serving along with Greek Meatballs.
Now, shift the baked/ fried Greek meatballs on a serving plate and garnish it with Tzatziki sauce and season it with Lime wedges and chopped Mint leaves. If you having it as a main source, then serve it hot with delicious , fluffy and crunchy Pitta Bread and enjoy the aromatic infused flavor of spices in this Mouthwatering Greek Meatballs Recipe.
So, this is all about fabulous Mouthwatering Greek Meatballs recipe. don’t wait now and just try out this recipe at the earliest and ready to receive the compliments with open heart for this mouth watering recipe. Have it with your family or friends and relish the aromatic flavors of spices. Enjoy !