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Minted Meatballs Recipe

This is my version of an old Greek recipe. The addition of dried mint flakes sets these meatballs apart from any others I've ever tried. - Joyce Acheson, Soldier Pond, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bread
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried mint flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Directions

  • 1. Dip bread in water; squeeze out excess moisture. Crumble bread into a large bowl. Add the egg, onion, parsley, garlic, mint, salt and pepper; mix well. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in flour. In a large skillet, cook meatballs in oil over medium heat for 15 minutes or until no longer pink. Yield: 40 meatballs.

Reviews for Minted Meatballs

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MY REVIEW
galinthewoods
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"I used fresh mint, too, and I agree that the taste is so unique but has just enough delicateness to it that you don't want to drown it in a sauce. Pasta or rice alongside it with it's own flavoring or sauce and a vegetable is the perfect way to serve them."

MY REVIEW
ladycalledclaire
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"I loved this recipe! It was easy to prepare and cooks quickly. I made spaghetti with it, but I put the meatballs on the side so as not to override the mint taste with the sauce. Delicious!!

Also, I used fresh mint leaves, which probably increased the flavor = )"

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