Looking for something crazy good to add a little excitement to your dinnertime? Well, these Crazy-Good Meatballs are the Mediterranean miracle for your once flavorless main course! Once you pierce your fork into these little spheres of savory, zesty beef, bland and boring will never appear at your table again. Serve ’em with a drizzle of rich tzatziki sauce and a warm, fluffy piece of pita, and you’ve got yourself a crazy good feast. The search is over! Crazy-Good Meatballs are here for the long haul!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, finely chopped, plus more, to taste, for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 egg
  • tzatziki sauce, to taste, for serving
  • pita bread, to taste, for serving
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Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2 –Line a half baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 3 –In a large mixing bowl, add the beef, the breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup of the dill, the garlic, the lemon zest, the lemon juice, the cumin, the oregano, the pepper, the feta cheese, and the egg and mix until it is thoroughly combined.

Step 4 –Let the beef mixture sit for 15 minutes, or cover and refrigerate overnight.

Step 5 –Take two spoonfuls of the beef mixture at a time and roll them into meatballs.

Step 6 –Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet and bake until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees F, about 15 minutes.

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Step 7 –Serve the meatballs drizzled with the tzatziki sauce, sprinkled with the extra dill, and with the pita bread.