Baked Greek meatballs are juicy, tender, flavorful, and delicious. They are quick and easy to make in 30 minutes, and freezer-friendly.
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 egg
- tzatziki sauce (for serving)
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine beef with breadcrumbs, dill, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, cumin, oregano, pepper, feta cheese, and egg. Mix well to form into a uniform consistency. Set aside for 15 minutes or refrigerate overnight.
- Take 2 spoonfuls of the beef mixture at a time and roll into meatballs. Transfer meatballs onto a parchment-lined half sheet baking pan and lightly coat with some cooking oil spray to keep them from sticking, if needed.
- Bake for 15 minutes until fully cooked. The internal temperature should reach 160F as read on a meat thermometer.
- Serve with a drizzle of tzitaziki sauce, extra dill sprinkled on top, and a side of pita bread.
Air fryer instructions: Preheat the air fryer to 375 F, about 3 minutes. Place the meatballs in a single layer in the air fryer basket and lightly spray with cooking oil to coat evenly. Air fry the meatballs for 12-14 minutes until browned and the center of the meatball reaches 160 F as read on a meat thermometer. Shake the basket halfway during cooking to brown evenly.
How to store: Store any leftover Greek meatballs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Allow the meatballs to cool to room temperate before storing.
How to freeze: Meatballs freeze well both before and after baking.
- To freeze uncooked meatballs: Place the shaped meatballs on a large half sheet baking pan lined with parchment paper. Transfer the pan to the freezer and freeze until hard, about 1 hour. Then, transfer the meatballs into a freezer bag or freezer-safe airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. To cook, allow the meatballs to thaw overnight in the refrigerator first, then cook as per recipe instructions on the stove.
- To freeze cooked meatballs: Once cooled, store the meatballs in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months.
How to Reheat: You can reheat Greek meatballs in the microwave, oven, air fryer or on the stovetop. For the best results, reheat at 350 F in the oven for 10 minutes, or in the air fryer for 5-10 minutes.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Beef
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: Greek
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