Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta (Video)
These Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta look a bit messy while they’re cooking, but you won’t mind that once you’re eating them! And these are absolutely delicious for a low-carb meal!
In a few hours I’ll get on an airplane and fly off for a week-long get-away to Costa Rica, where I’ll spend time with some good friends. Through the miracle of technology I’ll still have some posts showing up here, but while I’m traveling replies to comments will probably be a bit slower than usual. And before I leave I want to remind you about these Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta that are a favorite I’ve made many times through the years!
If you like Greek flavors these Greek Meatballs are an easy dish that won’t make you think about being on a diet. You can serve the meatballs as a main dish, but I’m sure they’ll disappear pretty quickly on a party buffet table as well. This idea came from the The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook (affiliate link) and I first made these tasty meatballs clear back in 2005, yikes!
I love all the Greek flavors like Feta cheese, oregano, and red wine vinegar, and those ingredients really bump up the taste of these meatballs. However, I do want to warn you that because these are gluten-free meatballs with no bread crumbs or oatmeal, some liquid oozes out of the meat during the cooking process. Just expect that to happen, and you can even spoon the liquid off a time or two if you’d like. And if you’re patient and just keep cooking the meatballs even though the pan looks like a mess, the finished meatballs are delicious!
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- lean ground beef
- feta cheese
- Minced Garlic (affiliate link)
- olive oil
- red wine vinegar
- Greek Oregano (affiliate link)
- Greek Seasoning (affiliate link)
- salt (optional, the Feta cheese is salty)
- fresh ground black pepper
How to Make Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta:
(Scroll down for complete recipe including nutritional information.)
- Pulse chopped onion in the food processor until it’s finely chopped.
- Crumble the Feta with a fork and measure.
- Combine the meat, onion, Feta, Minced Garlic (affiliate link), egg, olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried Greek Oregano (affiliate link), Greek Seasoning (affiliate link), salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix with your clean hands.
- Use a tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop out generous balls of meat mixture and roll into balls with your hands.
- Place meatballs in even rows in a glass baking dish that you’re sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Bake at 400F/200C, turning a few times and spooning off extra liquid from the pan if desired, until meatballs are cooked through and slightly browned, about 30-35 minutes.
- Serve the Low-Carb Baked Greek meatballs hot.
Make it a Low-Carb Meal:
More Tasty Meatballs to Try:
Slow Cooker Sausage and Meatballs Index ~ Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker
Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs ~ The Rookie Cookie
Beef and Sausage Meatballs with Tomato Sauce ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Moroccan Lemon and Cardamom Meatballs ~ The View from Great Island
The BEST Italian Meatballs ~ Wine and Glue
Baked Swedish Meatballs ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Weekend Food Prep:
These meatballs reheat well, and the recipe can easily be doubled, so the recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 small onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup very finely crumbled feta cheese (measure after crumbling finely with a fork)
- 2 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 large egg
- 1 T extra virgin olive oil
- 4 tsp. red wine vinegar
- 1 T dried Greek oregano
- 1 tsp. Greek seasoning (optional, but good)
- 1/4 tsp. salt (optional, see notes)
- 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
- Spray a glass baking dish with olive oil or non-stick spray. (You can use a metal baking sheet, but it’s harder to clean.)
- Use a food processor to chop the onion very finely, then drain if it seems like there is a lot of liquid.
- Crumble 1/2 cup Feta cheese with a fork, until it’s finely crumbled.
- Put the ground beef into a bowl and add the finely chopped onion, finely crumbled Feta, minced garlic, egg, olive oil, red wine vinegar, Greek Oregano (affiliate link), Greek Seasoning (affiliate link), salt, and pepper. Combine with your clean hands until all ingredients are well-mixed.
- Use a one tablespoon measuring cup to scoop out meat; then roll it into balls with your hands and place in rows in the baking dish.
- Bake 15 minutes, after which time you will see some liquid oozing out. (You can scoop some of the liquid out with a spoon if it bothers you; I usually do that.)
- Turn meatballs and bake 10 more minutes. Turn again, and bake 5-10 more minutes more or until meatballs are well-browned and cooked through. (I would check one when you turn them the second time and use that to judge how much more cooking time is needed.)
- Meatballs are delicious served with Tzatziki Sauce.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 197mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 8g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
These meatballs would be approved for most any low-carb or low-glycemic eating plan, including any phase of the South Beach Diet.
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