The other day, I was looking through my more recent past posts and realized I’ve only been posting meatless recipes. This was pretty surprising since my two guys will take meat over anything…especially when we are talking about meatballs. Personally, I don’t feel the same way, unless we are referring to these Greek Meatballs.
They are the perfect compromise for the three of us. They are very meaty, which the boys appreciate, yet they have a delicious cheesy center, which speaks to me. The rosemary and oregano gives them a nice mediterranean flavor, which we all enjoy, so in turn, everyone is happy!!
Arik’s favorite way to eat these meatballs is in a tomato sauce over pasta. Since tomato sauce and pasta is served more often than not in our household, every once in a while, I will mix it up and serve them with a bell pepper rice and some steamed veggies. Regardless of how I serve these, the boys are just happy to finally be having meat again.
- 1 lb./500g ground beef
- ½ cup/50g bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¾ teaspoon rosemary, dried
- ½ teaspoon oregano, dried
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ cup feta cheese, cubed
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Mix together the beef, bread crumbs, egg, and spices until well-combined.
- Form into about 20 small meatballs and fill each one with a cube of feta cheese, making sure the cheese isn't showing and completely surrouned by the meat.
- Melt the butter in a large pan and fry the meatballs on all sides.