Saucy Greek Meatballs Recipe

Who doesn’t love Greek food?! It reminds me of sun, sea and holidays – which are by far the three most relaxing things to think about when you are drowning in work and deadlines. This is not your classic Greek recipe, well at least I never thought of meatballs as being a big Greek thing – but perhaps that is just my culinary ignorance speaking! I gave these a go and guess what, this saucy Greek meatballs recipe is the bomb! They are easy and delicious, and they store great!
Saucy Greek Meatballs Recipe

Saucy Greek Meatballs Recipe

You can make these yummy meatballs and freeze them or keep them in the fridge for later if you can stop yourself from eating everything after cooking! I think what makes them really delicious is the extra bit of cumin and cinnamon in the meat and the red wine in the tomato sauce. It brings up a beautiful flavour that will take you by storm. 

These saucy Greek meatballs are great served with some rice or mashed potatoes. I think it tastes great together, but I may be biased, Greek salad is one of my all time favourites. 

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Greek Meatballs
Recipe adapted from www.mygreekdish.com
Greek meatballs
Course Dinner
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Course Dinner
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Greek meatballs
Instructions
  1. To prepare the soutzoukakia, knead all ingredients together and leave the mixture in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Shape into oblong meatballs and shallow fry gently in oil till golden brown. Alternatively for a lighter dish, bake the soutzoukakia till golden brown.
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  2. To prepare the tomato sauce for the soutzoukakia, sauté the onion in olive oil. Add the squashed garlic and fry for 3-4 minutes until the onions are tender. Add the wine, the tomato juice, sugar, cumin, tomato paste, the bay leaf and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer, until the sauce starts to thicken.
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  3. Add the fried/ baked / grilled soutzoukakia in the tomato sauce and stir gently, being careful not to brake them. Leave to simmer in low heat for 15 minutes, enabling the meatballs to absorb all the wonderful flavours from the tomato sauce.
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  4. Serve the soutzoukakia (baked meatballs) while still hot with some rice or mashed potatoes and lots of tomato sauce. Enjoy!!
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