Thursday, February 25, 2010

That's a Spicy Meat-a-ball!!

I made pasta twice last week, so I figured it was time to mix things up. After searching through various recipe books and websites, I stopped by my friend Schyler's blog: Entertaining With Sky. It was there that I found the perfect thing! Greek meatballs with Greek salad and hummus with pita bread to boot!

I've cooked a variety of things over the last few months, but I have to put this one at the top of my list! Every bite was so tasty and I was able to get three full meals out of this recipe. (When I brought it to work for lunch, people were jealous! Seriously!)

Although the meal was more than a belly full, the flavors were absolutely amazing. The onion and spices in the meatballs made the dish really pop, but not too over powering; and the feta cheese I snuck in (per Schulyer's advice) added a great punch.

This is definitely a dish you want to try! It was a lot of fun for me - especially since this was my first attempt at making homemade meatballs.




Recipe:
Meatballs:
1 lb of lean ground turkey meat
1/2 red onion, minced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp of white wine vinegar
1 egg, beaten


3 tbsp olive oil
salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and all purpose seasoning - a few dashes of each

Salad:
1 bag lettuce -I used baby spinach
3/4 cucumber, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 red onion, sliced to form rings
1 package of low fat feta cheese, crumbled
Greek salad dressing


Directions:
1) Pre heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix the meat, onion, garlic, egg, white wine vinegar, and spices with your hands. Be careful not to overmix ingrediants. Form into 2" meatballs, then in a saute pan, add olive oil and brown the meatballs. Once browned, place in the oven for 20-25 minutes. (To make these Greek meatballs a little more Greek - stuff a little bit of crumbled Feta cheese in while you're forming them!)


2) While the meatballs are baking, assemble the salad.


To round out my meal, I dipped my pita bread into hummus, then topped it with pieces of the meatball. It was a great combination!



Is your mouth watering yet??

1 comment:

  1. Your meal looks amazing! I'm so glad you liked it! xo

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