Greek inspired meatballs with feta cheese

These meatballs are seriously good and children love them too. They are so easy to prepare and taste like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen. I’ve used lamb in this recipe, but pork or beef would work well too (or a mixture of both).  Try them, they’re delicious.

Ingredients – Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 400g minced lamb
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 390g Passata with basil
  • Handful of fresh mint chopped
  • 1 level teaspoon sugar
  • 50g Feta Cheese

Method

I use a mini chopper to chop the onions and garlic as it creates a really fine mixture, but if you don’t have one, just chop the onion really small and crush the garlic cloves.

  1. Put the onion and garlic into the mini chopper and blitz. Separate the mixture in half and set one half aside.
  2. Add half of the onion mixture, cumin and mint to the lamb and mix well, forming into bite size meat balls.
  3. Heat the olive oil over a medium heat and fry the meatballs until brown then push them to the side of the pan (pile on top of each other if you haven’t got room).
  4. Add the other half of the onion mixture and cook for 30 seconds keeping the mixture moving.
  5. Add the passata with the sugar and gently mix the meatballs and sauce together in the pan.
  6. Cook on a low heat for 40 minutes.
  7. 5 minutes before its ready, crumble the feta into the pan.
  8. Season to taste.
  9. Serve with fluffy rice or pasta.

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