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Greek Meatball Magic: Lamb & Feta Delight!

Calling all meatball enthusiasts! Today, we’re taking your taste buds on a trip to Greece with the ultimate Greek meatball recipe.

These succulent balls of minced lamb and feta cheese are bathed in a vibrant tomato sauce, creating a symphony of flavours that will have your taste buds singing.
Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal or a show-stopping dish for a family gathering, Greek meatballs are the answer.

Imagine these: plump, golden-brown meatballs, flecked with bits of creamy feta cheese, nestled in a pool of vibrant red tomato sauce.
Each bite bursts with savoury lamb flavour, perfectly balanced by the tangy cheese and the sweetness of the tomato.

Lamb and Feta Meatballs Recipe | Lamb and Feta Meatballs with Greek Meatball Sauce | Greek Meatballs

Easy Greek Lamb and Feta Meatball Recipe for Beginners

Elevate your weeknight meal with these flavourful Greek lamb and feta meatballs with a rich tomato sauce.
Master Greek meatballs with juicy lamb & feta!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetiser, Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Greek
Servings 20 medium meatballs
Calories 121 kcal


  • Sharp knife
  • Grater
  • Medium saucepan
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Wooden spoon
  • Large bowl
  • Frying pan or skillet,


Meatball Sauce

  • 700 grams tomato passata
  • 1 grated brown onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil


  • 500 grams minced lamb
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 diced spring onion
  • ¼ cup wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 100 g crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup grated zucchini
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 2 Tbsp coarsely chopped parsley


  • Meatball Sauce
  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
    1 Tbsp olive oil
  • When warm, add garlic and onion to the pan and gently Saute.
    2 tsp minced garlic, 1 grated brown onion
  • When onion has started to turn transparent, add the passata, tomato paste and cinnamon.
    700 grams tomato passata, 2 Tbsp tomato paste, 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Stir well then bring to the Boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes while you make the meatballs.
  • Meatballs
  • Dice spring onion
    1 diced spring onion
  • Grate carrot and zuchini.
    ½ cup grated carrot, ½ cup grated zucchini
  • Place all meatballs ingredients except olive oil into a large bowl, juice lemon over top.
    500 grams minced lamb, 2 tsp minced garlic, ¼ cup wholemeal breadcrumbs, 2 beaten eggs, 1 tsp ground cumin, 100 g crumbled feta cheese, ½ lemon juiced, 2 Tbsp coarsely chopped parsley
  • Mix everything until well combined.
  • Roll into balls - See notes
  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
    1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Add meatballs and gently fry until golden.


Makes about 20 medium sized or 40 small balls.
Don't overmix your meatball mixture. Overmixing can lead to tough meatballs.

Greek Meatballs Serving Suggestions

  • Place meatballs on a plate and spoon sauce over.
    Add a summer salad and sliced buttered french bread.
  • Cook 250g Spaghetti Pasta to Al dente.
    Using tongs mound a layer of spaghetti on the plate.
    Spoon meatballs and sauce over spaghetti.
  • Put toothpicks into meatballs and serve alongside your greek meatballs sauce as Finger Foods.
Keyword Greek Meatballs, Lamb and Feta Meatballs Recipe, Lamb and Feta Meatballs with Greek Meatball Sauce

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