Feta-Stuffed Greek Turkey Meatballs Recipe

30-minThis feta-stuffed Greek turkey meatballs recipe is going to be your new FAVORITE meatball recipe! Tons of Greek flavors, and a delicious garlic yogurt sauce to serve with.

 

I am very excitedly typing up this post from my very own office!

It may be in the basement…there may be storage boxes piled nearly to the ceiling beside me…and there may only be one tiny, obscured window, but this is the first Sweet Peas & Saffron post I’ve written in a verrry long time while not sitting on the couch or in bed.  I know.  Terrible, right?

I used to have an office, then it became the nursery, and all my stuff was shuffled into the Man Cave.  Then the Man Cave became where things {and plants} went to die.  But seeing that at some date in the {hopefully} near future I will be full-time writing my thesis, I have set up the Man Cave Shared Cave as my new office, complete with a gorrrgeous brand-spanking new iMac.  Seriously.  In.  Love.

I do have to keep reminding myself that it’s for thesis writing…but I can’t help wondering how much easier it will be to edit photos on a 27 inch screen versus my 13-inch Mac Book Pro screen!  I basically want to lick the photos for this feta-stuffed Greek turkey meatballs recipe off my screen 😉

Feta-Stuffed Greek Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Feta-Stuffed Greek Turkey Meatballs Recipe

In celebration of my new office I made meatballs!  Ha.  No.

But it’s funny that I somehow managed to make two dishes this week which are ‘stuffed’.  First there were the Cherry-Stuffed Brownie Bites aka: Black Forest Brownie Bites, and now these glorious meatballs.  Happy coincidence!

I don’t know where my ideas come from, but I have seen mozzarella-stuffed meatballs floating around on the inter-webs, and the wheels got-a-turning and then there was this feta-stuffed Greek turkey meatballs recipe.  Which taste almost the same as the Greek Turkey Burgers with Whipped Feta that I made in the summer.

Feta-Stuffed Greek Turkey Meatballs RecipeFeta-Stuffed Greek Turkey Meatballs Recipe

I have made some pretty bad turkey meatballs in the past {but not on this blog}…they were dry, so boring, so flavorless.  And chewy!

These are NOT those meatballs!  They have so much flavor, from lemon juice and zest, oregano, garlic, and {duh} feta cheese!  These meatballs are not subtle in the flavor department, which is fitting because I don’t think that Greek food is all that subtle.

The meatballs on their own would be pretty good, but that cube of feta that is stuffed inside gets all gooey and melty and takes this feta-stuffed Greek turkey meatballs recipe to the next level of heaven.

Feta-Stuffed Greek Turkey Meatballs Recipe

We had these for lunch last week-end {before the plague monster cold hit me}, but they would make a perfect appetizer, or dinner.

The recipe only makes 12 meatballs, but they are fairly hefty, so I would say this serves three…feel free to double or triple the recipe for a crowd or larger family.

Looking at these meatballs on my ginormous 27 inch screen is making me hungry!  Hazards of food blogging, I guess 😉

Happy Friday!

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Feta-Stuffed Greek Turkey Meatballs Recipe
 
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Turkey meatballs are flavored with garlic and oregano, stuffed with feta cheese, and served with a lemon-garlic yogurt sauce.
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Recipe type: dinner
Serves: 12
Ingredients
Meatballs
  • 500g ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 20 or so grinds of pepper {depending on taste}
  • ½ tsp salt
  • approximately ⅔ cup feta, cut into ¾ inch cubes
  • vegetable oil, for frying {2-4 tbsp}
Lemon-Garlic Yogurt Sauce
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
Instructions
Meatballs
  1. In a large bowl, mix together all meatball ingredients.
  2. Form approximately 2 tablespoon-sized balls, patting firmly together.
  3. Tuck a cube of feta inside, making sure to seal all around it. You want the meatballs to be fairly compact so they don't break apart during frying.
  4. Heat oil over medium-low heat {just enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan}.
  5. Fry meatballs for 2-3 minutes per side, turning frequently. Mine took 15 minutes to cook through.
  6. To check if cooked through middle, cut a meatball open and look for uncooked turkey meat.
  7. Drain on paper towel and serve immediately.
Lemon-Garlic Yogurt Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth.
  2. Serve as a dip, or over-top of meatballs.
Notes
This recipe makes 12 meatballs, serving approximately 3 people.

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