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Overhead photo of Greek meatballs and gravy in pan on wooden board
Greek Meatballs and Gravy
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

These Greek Meatballs and Gravy are moist and juicy and totally flavor-packed!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Comfort Food
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 548 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Ingredients
Greek Meatballs
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, for frying
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. ground pork
  • 1/2 cup plain panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. dried mint
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Gravy
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped, for garnish
Instructions
Greek Meatballs
  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, panko, feta, parsley, oregano, mint, red pepper flakes, garlic, milk, eggs, salt and pepper. Mix well. Divide mixture into 20 balls.

  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs in batches until evely browned, about 7-8 minutes. Transfer meatballs to plate lined with a paper towel. Discard remaining oil.

Gravy
  1. Heat 3 Tbsp. olive oil in same large skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for one minute. Stir in the tomato paste and bay leaves and cook for 2 minutes. Add oregano, cinnamon, crushed tomatoes and broth. Cook, stirring often until the mixture thickens, about 20 minutes. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Add the meatballs to the sauce and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Greek Meatballs and Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 548 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 196mg65%
Sodium 1177mg51%
Potassium 812mg23%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1625IU33%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 305mg31%
Iron 9.4mg52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.