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greek meatballs with vegan tzatziki sauce

Greek Meatballs (Keftedes)

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 36 meatballs 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Cuisine: Greek


Greek Meatballs | This easy keftedes recipe is made with a mixture of beef and pork with mint and oregano. Baked on a sheet pan and served with tzatziki sauce (dairy free with gluten free option) #Greek #meatballs



  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper,
  2. Mix the meatball ingredients in a large bowl, using your hands, until evenly combined.
  3. Scoop mixture and roll into 2 inch meatballs.
  4. Bake meatballs for 20 minutes, or until they have reached 165˚F.
  5. Remove from oven and let meatballs for a few minutes before serving.

Keywords: easy, dairy free, baked