Greek-Inspired Meatballs

    Published: 01-22-2018
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    Greek Meatballs (Keftedes) made with lamb and bacon, jalapeño, garlic, shallots, and Italian seasoning are simply delicious!

    My Recipe

    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 20 mins
    Yields: 18-20 meatballs


    • 1 tbsp olive or canola oil
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
    • 1 large shallot, minced
    • 1 pound ground lamb
    • 4 ounces bacon, finely minced
    • 1 tsp ground cumin
    • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp garlic powder


    1. Heat a small pan over medium heat and add oil and bacon. Cook until crispy.
    2. Add shallot and cook for 1 minute.
    3. Add jalapeño and cook for 1 minute, then let cool.
    4. In a medium bowl, add lamb and remaining spices and mix well.
    5. Form into 1-inch balls and cook over medium heat until browned.
    6. Remove to a baking sheet and bake in a 350F oven 10-15 minutes, or internal temperature reaches 165F.
    7. Enjoy!

    Additional Info

    Serve warm with toothpicks or skewers with Greej yogurt.


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