Greek Meatballs

Greek Meatballs

Greek Meatballs

These herb-filled meatballs are an exotic spin on classic meatballs with robust herbs like dill, mint, and oregano. Served alongside tangy lemon rice and fresh tomato, cucumber, and olive salad, it’s like a trip to the Greek islands without leaving your house!  

Greek Meatballs

Greek Meatballs Ingredients: 

For Meatballs  

  • 1 lb. 96% lean ground beef  
  • 2 large eggs  
  • 1 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs  
  • tbsp chopped dill 
  • tbsp chopped fresh mint  
  • 1 tsp dried oregano  
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder  
  • 1/4 cup finely crumbled feta cheese  
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt  
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper  
  • 2 tsp olive oil for cooking  

 

Greek Cucumber Salad 

  • 2 cups chopped cucumber 
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved 
  • 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped  
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion  
  • tbsp red wine vinegar 
  • 1 tsp olive oil 
  • 1 tsp dried oregano  
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt  
  • 1/8 tsp cracked black pepper  

 

For Lemon Rice 

  • 1 cup dry basmati rice  
  • 2 cups chicken stock  
  • tbsp olive oil  
  • tbsp lemon zest  
  • tbsp lemon juice  
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley  
  • 1 tsp dried basil  
  • 1 tsp sea salt  
  • 1/8 tsp cracked black pepper  

Greek Meatballs

Greek Meatballs

Greek Meatballs

Greek Meatballs

Greek Meatballs

Greek Meatballs

Greek Meatballs

These herb-filled meatballs are an exotic spin on classic meatballs with robust herbs like dill, mint, and oregano. Served alongside tangy lemon rice and fresh tomato, cucumber, and olive salad, it’s like a trip to the Greek islands without leaving your house!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: Beef, dinner, gluten free, lunch, Meal Prep, Meatballs
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 604kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

For Meatballs

  • 1 lb. 96% lean ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil for cooking

Greek Cucumber Salad

  • 2 cups chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives chopped
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp cracked black pepper

For Lemon Rice

  • 1 cup dry basmati rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • Stir together ingredients for Greek salad in a medium mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate while preparing other recipes.
  • Heat chicken stock in a medium saucepan over medium heat until boiling. Add rice and cook until Fully cooked, about 15 minutes. Turn heat off and stir in remaining ingredients. Cover with lid to keep warm.
  • While rice is cooking, combine ingredients for meatballs in a medium mixing bowl and thoroughly mix with clean hands. Form mixture into 12 meatballs. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat in a skillet for 1 minute. Add 5-6 meatballs and cook for 4 minutes, turning after 2 minutes for even browning. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover with lid and cook for 10-12 minutes longer to cook meatballs through. Transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm. Add another teaspoon of olive oil to pan and repeat with remaining meatballs.
  • Divide lemon rice between large compartment of 4 MPOF teal containers and place 3 meatballs on top. Divide Greek salad between 4 small compartments.

Nutrition

Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 63.8g | Protein: 39.8g | Fat: 21.1g | Fiber: 3.5g
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