Monday, October 26, 2009

Keftedes: Greek Meatballs

Here, I am doing more menu planning with I'm an Organizing Junkie and finding more deals at Pick N Save for $5 Dinners .

This week is a little bit slower outside the house however, my youngest is home two days for teacher convention. So, it will be a little bit busier inside the house. You know I love Pick N Save! They have ground beef on sale for $1.99/lb. (normally $2.93/lb.). I picked up a bunch because...
I am playing along with I Blame My Mother on The Food Network Chefs Cooking Challenge (FNCCC). This week the chef of choice is Cat Cora. I am making her Keftedes: Greek Meatballs. The recipe was for 12 but I scaled it down for 6. Come back on Wednesday when I post a picture and our review. Check out the recipe below:-)

Here is everything that I am serving this week:
Monday: Semi-Homemade Spaghetti

Tuesday: Keftedes: Greek Meatballs: check out a picture and my review on Wednesday

Wednesday: Leftovers (Fall Harvest Party at School)

Thursday: Fish and French Fries

Friday: Eat Out (Night Out at a Comedy Club)

Keftedes: Greek Meatballs
1 1/2 slices white bread with crust
1/2 cup milk
1 lb ground beef
1/2 yellow onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 11/16 Tbs finely chopped oregano
1 finely chopped tablespoons mint
1 tsp white wine vinegar
1 eggs beaten
1/8 tsp grated nutmeg
1/4 cup olive oil
Flour, for dusting
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pita Bread
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup seeded and small-diced cucumber
1 1/2 cloves minced garlic

1. Dunk bread quickly in milk and press the liquid out to dampen the bread.

2. Combine the beef, bread, onion, garlic, oregano, mint, vinegar, eggs, nutmeg, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix well. Take a large spoon of the mixture and roll into a ball until all the mixture has been rolled.

3. In a saute pan, add the olive oil and bring it to 360-degrees F for frying. Dust the balls in flour and add to the oil. Brown on all sides, leaving room in the pan to roll them around. Pull from the pan and drain on paper towels.

4. Serve with pita and cucumber yogurt sauce.

5. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Servings: 6

Cooking Times
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/6 of a recipe (7.6 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. 3 of the recipe's ingredients were not linked. These ingredients are not included in the recipe nutrition data.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 517.81
Calories From Fat (49%) 253.18
% Daily Value
Total Fat 27.97g 43%
Saturated Fat 8.7g 44%
Cholesterol 96.03mg 32%
Sodium 303.47mg 13%
Potassium 689.8mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 44.46g 15%
Fiber 4.58g 18%
Sugar 5.73g
Protein 24.57g 49%

Recipe Type: Beef, Main Course

Author: Cat Cora
Source: The Food Network
Web Page:

Recipe Cost: $6.94 ($6.00 on sale)
Serving Cost: $1.16 ($1.00 on sale)


Cairo Typ0 said...

We have something very close to these meatballs here and they're super tasty. Can't wait to see how they turn out.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Comedy club on Friday = Fun night!!

Amy said...

It is nice when things slow down. Have a great week.

Stephanie Faris said...

Those Greek meatballs sound delicious!

jenjen said...

Wow - those sound so tasty! I love Greek food. I will be trying this one for sure!

Thanks so much Susie!


mommytoalot said...

Mmmmmmm meatballs..never had Greek ones before though. They sound good. Looking forward to pictures and the review.

Jen said...

Love Cat Cora.

Alicia said...

I always wanted to find a good, easy meatball recipe! Tell me how these turn out!

Sherry said...

Those sound yummy! I've only done Italian kind, but I love Greek food!

blueviolet said...

I'm not sure about the cucumbers and yogurt. I can't wait to see what you think.

The Blonde Duck said...

Yes yes. I need these meatballs in my life.

Melissa B. said...

Yummy! And it's just now turning cooler, so meatball season must be right around the corner...

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