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There are 22 countries that border the Mediterranean, and one of them is Greece. These meatballs are ground beef-based, and they are chock-full of fresh herbs, garlic, and other seasonings that may remind you of Greece. Use these meatballs as appetizers, or serve them inside pita bread with lettuce and tomato. In either case, be sure to serve with plenty of tzatziki, either one you purchase, or one you make from scratch from a recipe on this site.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
40 mins
1 hr 10 mins


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil.

  • Combine ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, rosemary, parsley, oregano, dill, coriander, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix using your hands until just blended.

  • Form meat mixture into balls, about 1 1/2 inches diameter, and place onto the prepared pan.

  • Spray meatballs with cooking spray, place in the preheated oven, and bake until the meatballs are browned and no longer pink in the center, about 40 minutes.

  • Remove meatballs from the oven and allow to cool slightly on a paper towel lined plate. Garnish with additional fresh parsley for serving.

Cook's Note:

If you like, use food-grade disposable gloves for mixing.

Nutrition Facts

210 calories; fat 6.9g; cholesterol 93.6mg; sodium 512.1mg; carbohydrates 8.7g; protein 26.7g. Full Nutrition