Mini Greek Meatballs

Something different for an appetizer. Try these Greek Mini Meatballs. Browned seasoned beef with a kick of lemon and mint, dip in sour cream or tzatziki sauce. 

Mini Greek Meatballs

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Mini Greek Meatballs


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons milk or broth
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, divided (1 tablespoon for garnish)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided (1 tablespoon for garnish)
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1.  Soften onions in milk or broth in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes or boil on stovetop.
  2.  In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, mint, parsley, softened onions, salt and pepper until combined.  Do not press hard, work with light hands for best results.
  3.  Shape mixture into 1"' to 1 1/2" sized balls.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet- add meatballs leaving space in-between to allow browning.  Do not flip until a brown crust is formed.  Flip the meatballs and cook for one minute.
  5.  Now add approximately 1/2 of the lemon juice to the meatballs continue to cook, when the juice is reduced by half add the remaining lemon juice and reduce again.  Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  6. Garnish with fresh mint and parsley.  Serve with tzatziki sauce, see recipe
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