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Lemony Greek Meatballs

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“These tender meatballs feature the classic Greek flavor combination of lemon, garlic, and oregano. Beef and lamb are combined with a simple red wine sauce; if you change the meats used to chicken and/or turkey, just use white wine instead of red. From "The Meatball Cookbook Bible"...”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Finely chop the onion. Mince the garlic.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray the foil with vegetable oil spray.
  3. Heat oil in a small skillet to medium-high. Saute onion and garlic for about 3 minutes or until onion is translucent.
  4. In a large bowl blend egg and milk. Add breadcrumbs, 2T parsley, and oregano and mix well. Add half of the sauteed onion mixture, the lamb, and the beef to the bowl; season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  5. Form the mixture into 1 1/2 inch meatballs and put them on the prepared pan. Spray the tops of the meatballs with vegetable oil spray. Bake meatballs at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  6. While meatballs are baking, add the wine to the skillet with the remaining onion mixture and bring to a boil. Cook until liquid is reduced by half. Add lemon juice and remaining 2T parsley and cook an additional 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Place the cooked meatballs in a shallow bowl and pour the wine mixture over them. Toss gently to coat well. Serve immediately.

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