Thursday, July 21, 2011

It's Greek(ish) To Me

I was going to make chicken last night for dinner. I'm kind of tired of chicken. It is the one meat that we always have on hand. Well, I thought I'd try something different. I wanted some Greek flavors, so I picked up some ground lamb and got to brainstorming. Keep in mind that I made this recipe up based on lots of things I had on hand, and also I kind of taught myself to cook. So don't judge the lack of professional skill.

Greek Inspired Meatball Sandwich
Here's your ingredients

1 lb ground lamb
1/2 lb lean ground turkey (I used 93% lean)
about 1/4 c of breadcrumbs
dash soy sauce (optional)
generous sprinkle of Greek seasoning
1/4-1/2 tsp of prepared garlic
1 egg
salt & pepper (not pictured)

Mix all this stuff together with your hands in a large bowl, roll into golfball sized balls (or use a cookie scoop like me), and place on aluminum foil lined pan. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. This makes about 24 meatballs.
Then assemble your sandwiches with flatbread and toppings of your choice. I used my tzatziki sauce, tomato, greens and reduced fat feta cheese. My husband just put sauce and meatballs on his flatbread.

Oh, here's how I did the tzatziki (I also made this up, so I guess it is not really traditional tzatziki):

Faux-ziki Sauce:
1 cucumber
lemon juice
Greek yogurt (I actually only ended up using one container of yogurt)
Greek seasoning
Salt (not pictured)

Slice cucumber lengthwise down the middle and scoop seeds out with a spoon & discard. Then scoop the innards of the cucumber into a bowl with your spoon. Dump in the yogurt with a squirt of lemon juice and sprinkle your seasonings until it tastes good.
Such a great dinner! I paired my sandwich with some vegetable hash I made while the meatballs were cooking.


Emily said...

LOVE this!!! I host a food party on Tuesdays... I hope you'll come over and share this next week.

Kathleen said...

This looks delish! Greekish is good!