Mediterranean Inspired Meatballs

Feta cheese and fresh mint leaves make these mediterranean inspired meatballs a perfect,

low-carb weeknight meal. Put them on skewers and they become a delicious appetizer!

Any way you serve them, these baked meatballs will be a crowd pleaser.

mediterranean inspired meatballs

 

Baked Mediterranean Inspired Meatballs

 

Whenever I’m craving something fresh and flavorful, I always gravitate towards

mediterranean flavors.  A drizzle of good olive oil over juicy tomatoes and crunchy cucumbers

and fresh herbs with a  little feta and a few Kalamata olives

— it just doesn’t get any better for me than that.

 

greek style meatballs

 

Add to this fresh and simple Greek salad these baked Mediterranean meatballs and

we are talking easy,  delicious and so flavorful dinner.

 

greek style meatlbals

I served the meatballs with a simple salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion and feta

cheese,  drizzled with olive oil and a little lemon. Adding olives and fresh parsley.

 

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What  makes these meatballs Mediterranean?

We ate the meatballs with a garlic paste from Trader Joe’s, but truly they were juice and

delicious enough to enjoy without.

I make Italian style meatballs all the time, and typically out of turkey.

But for this recipe, I went with organic lean ground beef.

And I decided to put them on skewers! Is it me, or is food suddenly way more appealing if it’s on a skewer?

What makes these meatballs Mediterranean? A few things. Fresh mint leaves,  coriander and feta!

You guys, these were delicious. And, I also baked them.  A healthy, carb-free weeknight meal for the win.

(Let’s not count the pita bread and hummus, alright?)

Mediterranean Inspired Meatballs

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lbs lean ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 large yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup of fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup of fresh mint chopped
  • 1 heaping spoon of crumbled feta
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbs of ground oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • 1.In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, spices and fresh herbs, onions and garlic. Add the egg and thoroughly mix.
  • 2.Form small balls of the meat and add five to each skewer, if using skewers.
  • 3.Heat oven to 425 and place the skewers with meatballs on an well oiled rack. Cook for 15 minutes. Take out the skewers, rotate them and cook for another 10-15 minutes.

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Mediterranean Baked Meatballs

 

8 Comments

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  • Reply Amanda May 24, 2018 at 2:34 PM

    Yum! These look so fantastic. I love anything mediterranean.

  • Reply Eevi-Sofia May 24, 2018 at 2:32 PM

    They look amazing and sound fancy and yet the recipe looks simply enough for most of us to make. That’s a win-win situation!

  • Reply Adriana May 24, 2018 at 10:37 AM

    These look beautiful and so tasty! I wonder how kid friendly they are? I’ll have to give them a try.

  • Reply Sharon Chen May 24, 2018 at 2:47 AM

    Looks delish! Organic lean ground beef is also healthier. I’d like to try this, too!

  • Reply Keating May 23, 2018 at 8:28 PM

    This looks so yummy! I’m seeing so many great recipes in my feeds lately and it’s making me feel super lame with our dinner options haha I’m going to have to change it up and try these!

  • Reply Jennifer Maune May 23, 2018 at 11:48 AM

    I think food tastes better on skewers too! These look so delicious!

    -Jennifer
    https://maunelegacy.com

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