Greek Meatball Hero

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Feta-Oregano Meatballs:
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • Greek Meatball Hero:
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt
  • 4 hero rolls
  • 8 ounces homemade or store-bought tzatziki
Directions
  • For the meatballs: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Mix the breadcrumbs with the milk in a small bowl and rest for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the breadcrumb mixture, the beef, feta, Parmesan, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic and eggs. Portion the meatballs into 3-ounce balls (16 meatballs total), then roll in your hands and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the meatballs start to brown, 15 minutes.

  • For the hero: Place the tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and parsley in a bowl. Drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice into the bowl and gently toss the vegetables to coat. Season the salad with salt and set aside.

  • Split the hero rolls lengthwise three-quarters of the way through (one end should still be connected). Toast the inside of the rolls on a hot griddle. Place the cooked meatballs on the griddle to crisp the outside and heat through. Place 4 meatballs in a toasted hero roll, then dollop 2 ounces of the tzatziki over the top, and finish with some of the salad. Repeat for the remaining hero rolls, then serve.


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