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Greek Gyro Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce


Recipe by Paleo Cupboard

  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg, whisked
Tzatziki Sauce
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup peeled cucumber, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
How to make the tzatziki sauce
  • Combine all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.
  • Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Place in refrigerator until ready to us.
How to make the meatballs
  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Form 18-20 meatballs (about one rounded tablespoon per meatball) and place them either in a baking pan or preferably in the compartments of a mini muffin pan.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.

Serving Size
18-20 meatballs

Recipe Notes

If you want the meatballs to be browned on the outside you can fry them in a saute pan for a few minutes after baking. Serve with the Tzatziki Sauce and toothpicks.

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