GREEK MEATBALLS WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE

Yields4 Servings
Total Time40 mins

INGREDIENTS:
Meatballs
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 1 lb ground beef (or lamb)
 1 lb ground pork
 1 red onion, diced
 ½ cup rolled oats
 1 egg
 ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
 ½ tsp oregano, dried
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 ¼ tsp black pepper
 1 dash sea salt
Tzatziki Sauce
 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
 1 large cucumber, peeled and grated
 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 ½ tsp sea salt (plus more to taste)

DIRECTIONS:
1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and drizzle a baking sheet pan with extra virgin olive oil. Add all remaining meatball ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to mix everything until well combined.

2

Using a cookie dough scoop, scoop the meatballs and then roll them in between the palm of your hands. Place them on the baking sheet pan and bake them for 25-30 minutes until the meatballs have cooked all the way through.

3

While the meatballs are cooking, it's time to make the tzatziki sauce. Start by draining the grated cucumber by putting it in a clean dish towel or cheesecloth and squeezing it tightly until all the moisture is out.

4

Add all tzatziki ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix until everything is well combined.

5

Allow the mixture to rest for a few minutes until the flavors meld together. Taste test to see if you need to add any extra herbs, lemon juice, or salt.

6

When the meatballs are done, let them cool slightly and then serve with the tzatziki sauce or place in an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. ENJOY!

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS:
Meatballs
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 1 lb ground beef (or lamb)
 1 lb ground pork
 1 red onion, diced
 ½ cup rolled oats
 1 egg
 ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
 ½ tsp oregano, dried
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 ¼ tsp black pepper
 1 dash sea salt
Tzatziki Sauce
 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
 1 large cucumber, peeled and grated
 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 ½ tsp sea salt (plus more to taste)

Directions

DIRECTIONS:
1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and drizzle a baking sheet pan with extra virgin olive oil. Add all remaining meatball ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to mix everything until well combined.

2

Using a cookie dough scoop, scoop the meatballs and then roll them in between the palm of your hands. Place them on the baking sheet pan and bake them for 25-30 minutes until the meatballs have cooked all the way through.

3

While the meatballs are cooking, it's time to make the tzatziki sauce. Start by draining the grated cucumber by putting it in a clean dish towel or cheesecloth and squeezing it tightly until all the moisture is out.

4

Add all tzatziki ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix until everything is well combined.

5

Allow the mixture to rest for a few minutes until the flavors meld together. Taste test to see if you need to add any extra herbs, lemon juice, or salt.

6

When the meatballs are done, let them cool slightly and then serve with the tzatziki sauce or place in an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. ENJOY!

GREEK MEATBALLS WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE

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