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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 331.0
  • Total Fat: 18.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 75.6 mg
  • Sodium: 453.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 25.4 g

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Keftethes (Greek Meatballs)

Submitted by: DILBERTA

Introduction

Keftethes (keh-FTEH-thes) are savory Greek meatballs that are served as an appetizer or main dish. The traditional recipe calls for frying the meatballs, but I've found that this baked version is quite good and a bit healthier.

For the tastiest meatballs, prepare the ground meat mixture earlier in the day and allow it to sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour. This allows the flavors to really meld.
Keftethes (keh-FTEH-thes) are savory Greek meatballs that are served as an appetizer or main dish. The traditional recipe calls for frying the meatballs, but I've found that this baked version is quite good and a bit healthier.

For the tastiest meatballs, prepare the ground meat mixture earlier in the day and allow it to sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour. This allows the flavors to really meld.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/2 pound lean ground beef (7% fat)
    1/2 pound ground lamb
    1 onion, finely chopped or grated
    1 clove garlic, finely minced
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    1/2 tablespoon dried mint
    1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
    1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
    1/4 cup milk
    2 tablespoons egg substitute
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    Olive oil cooking spray or olive oil for brushing

Tips

Serve with couscous and tzatziki


Directions

IN a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and allow mixture to sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour.


PREHEAT the oven to 375 degrees.


LINE a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly grease with either the cooking spray or brushed on olive oil.


ROLL the meat mixture into balls about the size of a walnut. Place on greased baking sheet about an inch apart.

BAKE in 375 degree oven for about 40 minutes, turning the meatballs midway through the cooking time.


ALLOW the meatballs to cool before serving.


ENJOY!


NOTE: If you prefer the traditional frying method, you will need to dredge the rolled meatballs lightly in flour making sure to shake off any excess. Heat olive or vegetable oil and add the meatballs in a single layer. Fry until nicely browned on all sides.



Serving Size: Makes 24 meatballs

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DILBERTA.






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