Recipe courtesy of Cat Cora
Total:
1 hr
Active:
30 min
Yield:
12 servings
Level:
None

Ingredients

  • 3 slices white bread with crust
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped oregano
  • 2 finely chopped tablespoons mint
  • 2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Flour, for dusting
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pita Bread
  • Cucumber Yogurt Sauce, recipe follows
Cucumber Sauce:
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 cup seeded and small-diced cucumber
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • Salt

Directions

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

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.

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.

Serve with pita and cucumber yogurt sauce.

Cucumber Sauce:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Greek Meatballs, RGK Style

Recipe courtesy of Haylie Duff

Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello

Greek Salad

Greek Sardines

Greek Salad

Greek Caponata

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Greek Salad

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Greek Saganaki

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Greek Saganaki

Recipe courtesy of No Author

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Eat St.

10:30am | 9:30c

Eat St.

11am | 10c

Eat St.

11:30am | 10:30c

Eat St.

12pm | 11c

Eat St.

12:30pm | 11:30c

Eat St.

1pm | 12c

Eat St.

1:30pm | 12:30c

Eat St.

2pm | 1c

Eat St.

2:30pm | 1:30c

Donut Showdown

3:30pm | 2:30c

Donut Showdown

4:30pm | 3:30c

Donut Showdown

5:30pm | 4:30c

Donut Showdown

6:30pm | 5:30c

Donut Showdown

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Unwrapped

8pm | 7c

Unwrapped

8:30pm | 7:30c

Unwrapped

9pm | 8c

Unwrapped

9:30pm | 8:30c

Unwrapped

10pm | 9c

Unwrapped

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Unwrapped

12am | 11c

Unwrapped

12:30am | 11:30c

Unwrapped

1am | 12c

Unwrapped

1:30am | 12:30c

Unwrapped

2am | 1c

Unwrapped

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here