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Low-Carb Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta and Oregano (Video)

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In a few hour 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.

Before I leave this morning I want to remind you about these Low-Carb Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta and Oregano that are a favorite I’ve made many times through the years! If you like Greek flavors this is an easy dish that won’t make you think about being on a diet. You can serve these meatballs as a main dish for dinner, but I’m sure they’ll disappear pretty quickly on a party buffet table as well.

This recipe for these tasty low-carb Greek Meatballs came from the The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook (affiliate link) and I first made these tasty meatballs clear back in 2005. 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.


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How to Make Low-Carb Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta and Oregano:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe.)

  1. Pulse chopped onion in the food processor until it’s finely chopped.
  2. Crumble the Feta with a fork and measure.
  3. Combine the meat, onion, Feta, garlic, egg, olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, Greek Seasoning, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix with your clean hands.
  4. Use a tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop out generous balls of meat mixture and roll into balls with your hands.
  5. Place meatballs in even rows in a glass baking dish that you’re sprayed with non-stick spray.  
  6. 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.
  7. Serve the Low-Carb Baked Greek meatballs hot.

Low-Carb Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta and Oregano found on KalynsKitchen.com

Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

These meatballs are great with Tzatziki Sauce and American Greek Salad for 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!

Low-Carb Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta and Oregano

Low-Carb Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta and Oregano

Yield 20 small meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

These Low-Carb Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta and Oregano look a bit messy while they’re cooking, but you won’t mind that once you’re eating them!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
  2. 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.)
  3. Use a food processor to chop the onion very finely, then drain if it seems like there is a lot of liquid.
  4. Crumble 1/2 cup Feta cheese with a fork, until it’s finely crumbled.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.)
  8. 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.)
  9. Meatballs are delicious served with Tzatziki Sauce.

Notes

Remember the Feta cheese is salty, so you may not need much salt. I used a tiny bit of Vege-Sal (affiliate link).

This recipe adapted slightly from The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 2g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 36mg Sodium: 197mg Carbohydrates: 1g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 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.

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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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    72 Comments on “Low-Carb Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta and Oregano (Video)”

  1. Perfection, my favorite flavors. Followed recipe to the letter, but instead of meatballs, formed it into a meatloaf, baked at 350F until internal temperature reached 165F/done. I made the tzatziki sauce (which I LOVE), but the meatloaf required nothing, it was perfect as was!  This will become a go-to recipe for our family. I love your website and use your recipes frequently.  Thank you!

    • Hi Cindi, so glad you’re enjoying the recipes. And I absolutely LOVE the idea of making this into a meatloaf. I think I might make that for the blog, and I will credit you for the brilliant idea!