Greek Meat Balls Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main IngredientInterest Group


 French bread slice4
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Ground beef2 Pound
 Onion1 Small, grated or finely chopped
 Cracker meal1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Finely chopped parsley1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Salt1 Tablespoon
 Celery seeds1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Monosodium glutamate1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Grated parmesan cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Flour1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Olive oil/Salad oil1 Teaspoon
 Olive oil1⁄2 Teaspoon (Use Which Is Left In The Frying Pan)
 Catsup4 Ounce (1/2 Bottle)
 Water2 Cup (32 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4184 Calories from Fat 2496

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 277 g426.9%

Saturated Fat 99.5 g497.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1301.9 mg

Sodium 9894.8 mg412.3%

Total Carbohydrates 221 g73.5%

Dietary Fiber 10 g39.8%

Sugars 37.7 g

Protein 214 g427.9%

Vitamin A 89.1% Vitamin C 110.6%

Calcium 70% Iron 131.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Remove crusts from French bread; pour water over bread and let stand until it absorbs moisture.
Add ground beef, chopped onion, cracker meal, parsley, salt, celery seeds, pepper, monosodium glutamate, cheese, and eggs to the bread, and work ingredients with your hands until soft and well blended.
Drop meat mixture, a tablespoon at a time, into flour; roll each tablespoonful of meat into a ball, and roll balls in flour until all the moist spots disappear.
Into a heavy frying pan, pour olive oil to a depth of 1/2 inch; heat oil until you can brown a bread cube in 1 minute.
Drop a few of the meat balls in the pan at one time.
Brown well, turning only once.
Remove and keep warm while you finish browning all the meat.
Bring oil, catsup, and water to a boil; add meat balls.
Cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes, turning meat balls only once.