Greek Appetizer Meatballs

2013-06-20
  • Servings : 16

The Greeks call these Keftedakia they are an interesting blend of flavours

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs snipped fresh mint
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground lamb
  • 1/2 cup shredded cucumber
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • pita bread rounds, quartered
  • mint leaves
  • cucumber slices

Method

Step 1

Combine egg and bread crumbs in a mixing bowl. Add onion, garlic, mint, cinnamon, salt and pepper; mix well. Add ground meats; mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls

Step 2

Place in a 15X10X1-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350F oven about 15 minutes or till done.

Step 3

Pat cucumber dry with a paper towel. Stir cucumber into yogurt.

Step 4

Transfer meatballs to serving plate. Serve with quartered pita rounds and cucumber-yogurt mixture. Garnish with mint leaves and cucumber slices.

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