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
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):
Greek yogurt (I actually only ended up using one container of yogurt)
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.