These meatballs are very tasty and work great as an appetizer. I work at James Madison University in the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery where we hold resident training sessions to train landmine action senior managers from around the world. The participants from the Middle East loved these when I brought them to a gathering.
Greek Mint Meatballs
Makes 36 1-inch meatballs
1 pound ground beef or lamb (or 1/2 beef, 1/2 lamb)
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley
1/4 cup milk
1 medium onion (finely chopped)
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint leaves or 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried mint
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Mix all ingredients together and shape into 1 or 2-inch balls. Place meatballs on an ungreased jelly roll pan. Cook uncovered in a 350-degree oven until lightly browned, about 20-25 minutes.