Greek Inspired Meatballs

meatball sandwiches

Josh wanted meatball sandwiches with some sort of yogurt sauce.  I’m not sure I’ve ever made a meal like this before but it did sound good.  We opted to use turkey as the meat.  This was an easy dinner to prepare, and since I baked the meatballs there was minimal effort on the cooking part.  I did make the yogurt sauce over an hour in advance so the flavors would soften together.  I also added lots of cucumber which I sautéed first.  Seriously if you haven’t gone down the road of lightly cooking cucumbers, definitely give it a try.  It brings out the best in them!  I hope everyone has been having a good week and happy cooking!

Sautéing cucumber with some salt and white pepper

Yogurt sauce: Yogurt, cucumber, cumin, ginger, lemon juice, lemon zest, cilantro, garlic gold nuggets

Yum!!!

Sautéing shallot and garlic

Parsley added

Meatballs: ground turkey, shallot-garlic-parsley, s&p, mint, oregano

Rolling them into small balls

Randomly I rolled out the perfect amount for my pan!

Baked (sorry this picture isn't the prettiest)

Delicious bread we used

Ready to eat (my eyes were definitely bigger than my stomach!)

YOGURT SAUCE

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • cucumber seeded, peeled, diced
  • chopped cilantro, 1/4 c
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • lemon juice, ~1 t
  • cumin, 1 t
  • ginger, 1/4 t
  • s&p
  • garlic gold nuggets, 1t
  1. Heat up a bit of oil in a skillet and once warm add the cucumber.  Season with s&p and sauté about five minutes until slightly tender but still crisp.  This does wonders for the cucumber flavor!
  2. In a bowl add all the listed ingredients.  Mix well and taste test.  Adjust seasonings if necessary.
  3. Allow to marinate for a bit.
    MEATBALLS
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • shallot, minced
  • garlic, minced
  • parsley, chopped
  • mint, chopped
  • oregano, chopped
  • s&p
  1. Heat up some oil in a skillet and add the shallot and garlic.  Cook until soft.
  2. Add the parsley and continue to cook until just wilted.
  3. In a bowl add all the ingredients.  I used about 2 tablespoons of each mint and oregano (fresh).  Mix well.
  4. Roll out small meatballs.  You don’t want them too big since they are going in a sandwich.  Place in an oven safe dish.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil and bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes.  Since turkey is so lean try not to overcook.
    SANDWICH
  • bread
  • lettuce
  1. We used bread shaped like a taco.  It was great!  Spread a layer of yogurt sauce on the bread.
  2. Add in as many meatballs as will fit.  I chopped mine in half first.
  3. Stuff the rest of the sandwich with lettuce.
  4. Serve with remaining yogurt sauce.

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