Greek Meatballs

Buckwheat (it is gluten-free!) instead of bread crumbs is used to keep these meatballs flavorful but still maintain a low-glycemic value.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked buckwheat
  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • ½ chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tsp. white vinegar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Mix the buckwheat, beef, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, mint, vinegar, eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Using your fingers, roll the mixture into meatballs.
  • Heat the oil in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Fry the meatballs in the oil in batches. Use a slotted spoon to move the balls in the oil to brown all sides.
  • Place the meatballs on a paper towel to drain.
  • Transfer meatballs to a baking sheet and bake for 15–20 minutes.

Recipe Information

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked buckwheat
  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • ½ chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tsp. white vinegar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Mix the buckwheat, beef, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, mint, vinegar, eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Using your fingers, roll the mixture into meatballs.
  • Heat the oil in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Fry the meatballs in the oil in batches. Use a slotted spoon to move the balls in the oil to brown all sides.
  • Place the meatballs on a paper towel to drain.
  • Transfer meatballs to a baking sheet and bake for 15–20 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories290
Total Fat20g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol95mg
Sodium370mg
Total Carbohydrate6g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars1g
Protein20g