Heavenly Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

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Vegetables with meatballs and tzatziki

Kurt and I went to the food trucks near our home this weekend. And I got my gyro and enjoyed the heck out of it. Until my pride kicked in and I realized, "I can do better."



This was such a fun recipe to play around with because it is packed with herbs! I teach a lot about herbs and their medicinal, healing properties in the KYPO Program but you are getting more than a multivitamins worth of nutrients in this meal, just through the herbs!


For the Meatballs (Keftedes)



  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1/2 red onion

  • 1 handful fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 handful fresh dill, chopped

  • 1 handful fresh mint, chopped

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes



  1. Preheat the oven to 425.

  2. Finely chop the herbs, onion, and garlic. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash with your hands. (This is the worst part, anyone who enjoys this is secretly a murderer)

  3. Using a ice cream scoop, scoop 12 meatballs and roll into balls. Place on a cast iron or sheet pan.

  4. Bake for 22-25 minutes.


For the Tzatziki Sauce



  • 1 cup full fat green yogurt (or tahini if dairy free!)

  • 1/3 cucumber

  • 1 handful fresh mint

  • 1 handful fresh dill

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • Salt and pepper to taste



  1. Chop cucumber and add all ingredients to a food processor. Process. Done.


I loved having this with rice or flatbreads, hummus, and cucumber, tomato, and red onion. ENJOY!