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Keftedes - Greek Meatballs with Mint Yogurt Sauce
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Keftedes – Greek Meatballs with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Keftedes with Yogurt Mint Sauce is perfect to include in your meze or bring along to your summer picnic!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 35


  • 25 oz. ground lamb or beef
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic cloves
  • 1 large red onion pulverized to pulp in the food processor
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • Yogurt Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sumac + more for garnish


  • In a large bowl, combine ground meat, garlic, onion, parsley, mint, oregano, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Add egg and breadcrumbs. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray 2 cookie sheets with non stick spray.
  • Form into meatballs and place on the cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Turn meatballs. Bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add the lemon juice, mint, salt and pepper to the yogurt in a bowl.
  • Whisk well. Garnish with more sumac.
  • Serve meatballs with the mint yogurt sauce.
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