Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki

By: Cassy Joy
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These Greek meatballs are easy, incredibly flavorful, and an IDEAL make-ahead meal option for the week.

greek meatballs with tzatziki

Goodness gracious, it's hard to beat a GOOD meatball recipe. You know? They're easy, flavorful, and because of their little pre-formed shapes, make for ideal leftover portioning. These Greek meatballs may be my favorite meatball recipe of all time. Seasoned WELL with Greek-inspired herbs, the meatballs are rolled together and then baked (in a traditional style) on a rimmed baking sheet until they're browned to perfection.

You then have the option to level up said magical meatballs by serving them up with a little homemade tzatziki. Tzatziki (as hard to spell as it is to pronounce) is essentially just fresh garlic + fresh cucumber grated and then mixed in to some Greek yogurt. The magical, savory yogurt sauce is the PERFECT dip for these little meat balls.

greek meatballs with tzatziki

tzatziki

greek meatballs

I like to serve mine over lettuce, with a few cucumber slices, and with a GENEROUS dollop of the homemade tzatziki. If you don't do dairy, know that you can absolutely make this same sauce with a dairy-free yogurt option.

For a higher carbohydrate meal option, you could also serve these over white rice for a tasty spin!

I hope you love these meatballs as much as we do.

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Greek Meatballs


  • Author: Amber Goulden
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons diced kalamata olives
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • Tzatziki, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Add all ingredients for the meatballs to a large bowl. Mix with your hands until seasonings, onion, garlic, and olives are fully incorporated. 
  3. Scoop the mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes until browned and fully cooked through. 

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  1. Kimberly Krueger says:

    OMG! These little nuggets are THE BEST!

  2. Jess says:

    This recipe sounds delish – do you have any nutritional info you could share?

  3. Hadley Berting says:

    Do these freeze well?

  4. Irena says:

    These meatballs are amazing. Husband is asking to quadruple the recipe next time. And toddler devoured as well. Thanks!