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Dill and Feta Meatballs

Updated: May 10

You are going to LOVE these flavorful, juicy, dill and feta meatballs that are perfect for meal prep!


About This Recipe


Make sure to add these healthy and delicious meatballs to your dinner rotation! These meatballs are super juicy and full of flavor thanks to Mediterranean-inspired ingredients. Plus, they're totally easy to make and perfect for meal prep.


Ingredients for Dill and Feta Meatballs


To make the meatballs, you will need:

  • 2 lbs extra lean ground beef (or other lean ground meat such as chicken, turkey or lamb)

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (regular or panko)

  • 1/2 cup white or yellow onion

  • 4 cloves of garlic

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 1/2 cup fresh dill

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 2 large eggs

  • 4 ounces of feta cheese


How to Make Dill and Feta Meatballs


Simple to make, these Dill and Feta Meatballs cook in under 30 minutes! You'll have enough for a crowd or to freeze for later.


First, add your extra lean ground beef to a large mixing bowl. Then, add your onion, garlic, dill, lemon zest, seasonings, breadcrumbs, eggs and feta cheese. Easy, right?!


Next, mix all of the ingredients together until well combined. Make sure you have clean hands for this step!


Then, use a tablespoon measure to form small balls. Place the balls on a prepared baking sheet or dish, and bake in a preheated oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 12-15 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.


Once the meatballs are done, remove from the oven and serve as pictured, or let cool and place in an airtight container or freezer bag for later!



How to Serve Dill and Feta Meatballs


As these meatballs are a great source of protein, make sure to pair them with a whole grain or starchy vegetable - and lots of non-starchy vegetables - to make a complete, balanced and nourishing meal.


I love serving these meatballs in a Mediterranean-inspired bowl, alongside Greek salad, roasted sweet potato fries and Tzatziki sauce (as pictured)!


Another option is to add them to your favorite pasta and marinara sauce for a quick meal. Add roasted vegetables or serve with a side salad and you have a perfectly balanced lunch or dinner.


These meatballs would also be delicious in a wrap, pita or sandwich!


See where I'm going here? So many possibilities!


Can You Freeze Dill and Feta Meatballs?


Yes! You can store cooked Dill and Feta meatballs in an airtight container or freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost, reheat and enjoy when you're ready!


If planning to eat them soon, keep them in your refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


Recipe for Dill and Feta Meatballs


Servings: Makes 45-50 meatballs

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

2 lbs extra lean ground beef

1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs

1/2 cup white or yellow onion, thinly chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

Zest of 1 lemon

1/2 cup fresh dill, finely chopped

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp cumin

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 large eggs

4 ounces of feta cheese, crumbled


Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil. Set aside.

  2. To a large mixing bowl, add extra lean ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, lemon zest, dill, oregano, coriander, cumin, salt, pepper, eggs and feta. With clean hands, mix everything together until well combined.

  3. With your hands or a tablespoon measure, form tablespoon-sized balls with the mixture. Place the balls on prepared baking sheets. Bake in the oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown.


Notes:


Alternatives to beef

Feel free to use lean ground chicken, turkey or lamb to make these meatballs instead.


Alternatives to dill

Use your favorite fresh herb - or a mixture - in this recipe. Parsley, basil and mint are all good options.


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