Greek Meatballs


Though you can find meatballs in most every culture & they are of course, well known on Italian menus, Greek Meatballs, also known as Keftedes, have a distint flavor.  

Oh my gracious, these meatballs are good.  In this recipe they are baked, not fried as most traditional recipes call for, so it elimates a huge frying mess & frees you up to get other things done in the kitchen.  Though this recipe calls for ground lamb, if you can't easily find that at your local market, ground beef or a mixture of pork & beef will do just fne.

The great thing about these meatballs is that they can be served alone, with this amaaaazing tzatziki sauce or you can be creative & serve them swaddled in these Paleo Wraps.


Greek Meatballs


 2 pounds ground lamb {or beef, see note above}
1 egg
1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped
3 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
2 tablespoons almond flour
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

optional garnish:  parsley & tzatziki sauce


preheat oven to 425.

mix all ingredients in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. 

line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  

scoop out mixture & shape into balls.  place on cookie sheet & bake 15 minutes, then switch to broil for 2-3 minutes until perfectly browned.

serve immediately with tzatziki sauce.

Nutrition Information

6 Servings - note: carbs are >1 in this recipe thus they don't show on chart