For Christmas 2011, I put together a Greek inspired menu plan. This involved cooking a number of new recipes, including these delicious Greek meatballs.
Over the next few weeks I will share more of the recipes that we cooked. I was very lucky to have one of my younger sister’s staying with me and she worked like a Trojan in the kitchen!
If you are ever in Mildura, you should check out their wonderful cafe and bakery in the Langtree Mall (town centre). I can highly recommend their turkish bread and in particular their turkish bread bacon and egg breakfast!
These lamb and feta meatballs are based on a recipe from Super Food Ideas, April 2011. The main difference between mine and theirs is I oven bake them, where they fry them in batched.
- 500 grams lamb mince
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley
- 2 teaspoons lemon rind
- 100 grams Greek feta cheese
- 125 grams tzatziki
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
2. In a large bowl add the lamb mince.
3. Beat the egg lightly and add to bowl.
4. Crush garlic cloves and add to the meat mixture.
5. Add the dried oregano and bread crumbs to the mix.
6. Finely chop the flat parsley and add it.
7. Grate the lemon so you have 2 teaspoons to add.
8. Crumble 100 grams of Greek feta into the bowl.
9. Add salt and pepper to your taste, then using your hands mix until well combined.
10. Using about a tablespoon worth of mixture, roll it into a firm ball.
11. Place the meatballs onto a tray lined with baking paper.
12. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the meatballs are firm and have turned a golden colour.
Serve with tzatziki and if you are serving as finger food, you may like to add a tooth pick to each one, to make them easier to eat. Makes about 40.
Family Menu Plan
Baking: Chocolate Slice
Monday: Fried Rice
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese
Wednesday: Left Overs
Thursday: Spicy Chutney Chicken With Mixed Rice
Friday: Beef Stir Fry
Saturday: Homemade hamburgers
Sunday: Roast Chicken and Vegetables
If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.finger food, lamb