Greek Meatballs (Soutzoukakia) for #FamilyDinnerTable #SundaySupper

Greek Meatballs

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I’m sharing one of my favorite meals from when I was a kid. My mom would always ask for suggestions when putting together our weekly meal plan and I’m pretty sure I suggested Greek Meatballs every single week.

I also attribute this recipe to my love of rice. We would scoop out a big bowl of white rice, top it with meatballs and then cover it all in the delicious sauce. It was the best meal ever, served with a side of vegetables of course.

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Having children involved in the menu planning is a great first step to getting them helping out in the kitchen. Let them look through cookbooks and magazines to find recipes they want to try. Slowly work up to having them help prepare and once they are old enough even try making dinner on their own.

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Greek Meatballs (Soutzoukakia)

Greek Meatballs (Soutzoukakia)
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Serves: 6
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 peices of bread, crumbled
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ⅓ cup water
For sauce
  • 6oz tomato paste
  • 2½ cups water
  • ¾ cup red wine
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  1. Mix beef, onion, bread, garlic, egg, sugar, salt, cumin, pepper, and water together until well combined. For into small meat patties, about the size you would for a slider.
  2. Preheat large skillet (I use an electric skillet) to medium brown patties on each side. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  3. Reduce heat to low mix in all sauce ingredients and bring to a simmer. Add meatballs back to skillet and let simmer, covered, for 1 hour.


Approx cost per serving: $2.15

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  1. says

    Oh my! My kids love soutzoukakia (it’s one of those traditional greek foods most Greeks [like us] love). Most of the times I don’t brown them, I just dip them in the sauce and let them simmer. I’ve also tried to make them in the oven, but you need a lot of sauce otherwise they get hard on the side that isn’t covered. You can also make the patties and get them in the freezer. You can serve them also with mushed potatoes (my family’s favorite, especially when there are creamy, fresh potatoes just out from the farm!!!)

    Thank you for sharing a greek recipe. I’m really flattered as a Greek!!! Have a great week!!!
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  2. Diana @EatMoveShine says

    These look amazing and I can’t wait to try these, as I’m sure my husband will love them. He was a rice lover, and I was all about potatoes when we met (26 years ago!) but he has converted me! And the sauce for these meatballs looks so homey and yummy 🙂

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