Greek Meatballs Recipe (Keftedes)

Greek Meatball Recipe

Greek Meatball Recipe

My husband was adopted into a Greek family and grew up loving Greek food.  His Aunt Sarah used to cook wonderful dishes for him such as stuffed grape leaves, Greek cookies, pastitso, and keftedes (Greek Meatballs).  Fortunately, I was able to get some of her recipes and now I make them for our family.  These are recipes passed down to Sarah from her mother, Stravula, who immigrated here from Greece.  Keftedes is one of the comfort foods that my family loves.  Here is Aunt Sarah’s/Stravula’s  recipe for Greek Meatballs.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Greek Meatballs Recipe (Keftedes)

Ingredients for Greek Meatballs Recipe

2 lbs ground beef

3 eggs

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon mint

1 large onion, chopped

dash of garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste

3 or 4 slices white bread



Directions for Greek Meatballs Recipe

Dip the bread in the water and squeeze the water out

Mix all the ingredients

With floured hands, shape the meat mixture into meat balls

Slightly flatten them like little hamburgers

Fry in oil (not too much)

Brown on both sides and cook until done.

Greek Meatball Recipe

An alternative way to make Keftedes



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