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Baked Meatballs with Feta


  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

Ground beef mixed with herbs and spices make these delicious Baked Meatballs with Feta a standout dish. Simmered in homemade marinara, these cheesy meatballs are irresistible! 


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Ingredients

MEATBALLS

  • 1 pound ground beef (85% lean)
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 egg, beaten

SAUCE

  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 sweet onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter

TOPPING

  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley

Instructions

MEATBALLS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Scoop with a 1 inch melon scooper, then roll loosely with hands.
  3. Place on a sheet pan and store in the fridge while making the sauce.

SAUCE

  1. Add tomatoes to a large pot. Peel and quarter the onion and add to pot. 
  2. Stir in minced garlic, oregano, salt and butter.
  3. Simmer for 45 minutes, stirring often.

ASSEMBLY

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put meatballs in an oven safe dish or cast iron skillet (ad).
  3. Pour sauce over meatballs.
  4. Top with shredded mozzarella and feta cheese. Garnish with parsley.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until meatballs are done and cheese is bubbly.
  6. Serve meatballs over pasta and garnish with extra feta and parsley if desired.

Notes

Use ground beef that is 85 percent lean for best results.

Seasoned bread crumbs have parmesan in them. If you substitute plain bread crumbs, add grated parmesan to the recipe.

  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

Keywords: baked meatballs, Italian meatballs, Greek meatballs, marinara