Meatballs are a huge part of batch cooking and I often make large batches of them to freeze for lunches and dinners. I like changing up the ingredients I use in the meatballs but recently came up with this Greek option and I'm obsessed with them! They have a fantastic flavor without an overwhelming sauce drowning out the flavor. Of course, you can always use a dipping sauce and Tzatziki and Pesto are my favorites.
1 pound Ground beef
¼ Red Onion, diced
¼ cup Kalamata olives, diced
2 Garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons Banana peppers, diced (optional)
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
1 tablespoon Parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Dried oregano
Salt & Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375°. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Roll mixture into meatballs and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve immediately with tzatziki, pesto or your favorite sauce. Can be frozen for future use.
Makes approx. 20 meatballs.