Lamb Keftedes (Meatballs)

Oregano and mint flavor these robust Mediterranean-style meatballs.

Recipe from Family Circle
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  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • 2/3 cup fresh bread crumbs (2 slices)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
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Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix lamb, crumbs, garlic, onion, vinegar, oregano, mint, salt, pepper and egg in bowl. Form into 2-inch balls (about 32). Place on 2 ungreased rimmed baking sheets.
Bake in 375 degree F oven 14 minutes. Remove from oven. Increase to broil.
Broil until cooked through, 3 minutes per pan. Transfer to platter. Serve with Tzatziki. Makes 8 servings.


  • If lamb is unavailable, use meat loaf mix or ground beef.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 245, Fat, total (g) 16, chol. (mg) 102, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 4, fiber (g) 0, pro. (g) 21, sodium (mg) 290, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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