Lamb Keftedes (Meatballs)
Recipe from Family Circle

Oregano and mint flavor these robust Mediterranean-style meatballs.

Lamb Keftedes (Meatballs)

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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 
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
  • 1   
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, pro. (g) 21, sodium (mg) 290, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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