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Rich ground lamb and ground beef and mixed with fresh parsley, garlic, feta cheese, breadcrumbs, and other herbs and spices to make these fantastic Baked Greek Feta Meatballs that go perfectly with some tangy, homemade tzatziki sauce, thinly sliced red onions and tomatoes, and a soft, grilled pita to create a meatball gyro sandwich.
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Greek Feta Meatball Gyro Sandwiches
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Rich ground lamb and ground beef and mixed with fresh parsley, garlic, feta cheese, breadcrumbs, and other herbs and spices to make these fantastic Baked Greek Feta Meatballs that go perfectly with some tangy, homemade tzatziki sauce, thinly sliced red onions and tomatoes, and a soft, grilled pita to create a meatball gyro sandwich.
Servings: 5 sandwiches
Calories: 487 kcal
Ingredients
Greek Feta Meatballs
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. ground pork or lamb
  • 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley
  • 3 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
Gyro Sandwiches
  • 4-5 pita bread
  • 2 Roma tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced thin
  • Greek Tzatziki sauce
Instructions
Meatball preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, gently using your hands to mix everything together until the meat is uniformly seasoned.
  3. Divide the mixture in half, then in half again so you have 4 equal parts. From there, divide each portion of the meatball mixture into 5 meatballs so you end up with 20 equal-sized meatballs. Roll each meatball between your hands to shape it and then arrange them on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven from 10-14 minutes, until they are nicely brown and cooked through.
Gyro assembly
  1. To assemble gyros, warm the pitas on a grill or in the oven, just until soft.
  2. Place a few slices of tomato and some of the red onions onto each pita bread, then top with 4 or 5 meatballs. Add a couple dollops of tzatziki sauce and serve with Greek feta fries.
Recipe Notes
Meatballs adapted from Recipe Runner. These meatballs freeze really well and can be frozen either cooked or uncooked. If you want to freeze them uncooked, just roll them into meatballs and place on a baking sheet, making sure they aren't touching each other.  Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 2-3 hours until the meatballs are frozen, then you can move them to a plastic freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months When ready to cook, just transfer the meatballs to a single layer on a baking sheet and thaw in the fridge, then bake according to the regular recipe directions. To freeze cooked meatballs, use the same method of placing them on a baking sheet in a single layer and freezing for a couple of hours, then transferring them to a large freezer safe plastic bag and sticking them back in the freezer for up to 1 month. To reheat, space the frozen meatballs out on a baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees until warmed through, about 20-25 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Feta Meatball Gyro Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 487 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 698mg 29%
Potassium 492mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 14%
Iron 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.