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LEMONY BEEFTEKIA ME PATATES: LEMONY ROASTED POTATOES WITH MEATBALLS

Beeftekia me Patates Lemonates: Lemony Greek-Style Baked Meatballs & Potatoes

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Ingredients

  • Serves 6-8:
  • For the Meatballs:
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 small onions, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch parsley (1/2 cup chopped)
  • 1 and ½ cups unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese, optional
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • For the Potatoes:
  • 8 potatoes, cut into ¾ inch thick slices, soaked in cold water
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 cups of water
  • Garnish: fresh parsley leaves, or chopped

Instructions

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Make Ahead Tips:The meatballs can be made 1 day ahead and stored in the refrigerator. They can also be formed and stored in the freezer up to 3 months.

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Directions

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Preheat the oven to 400 °F, 200 °C.

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To Make the Meatballs:

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Chop the garlic in the food processor until minced. Add the parsley and pulse until finely chopped.

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Add the onions to the food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

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Whisk the milk and egg together.

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In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the meatball ingredients and knead well to combine and evenly distribute everything.

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Form golf -sized meatballs or into burger patties.

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To put it all together:

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Drain the water from the potatoes and place the slices in a 9 by 13-inch baking dish or lasagna pan.

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Combine the olive oil, grated garlic, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Whisk well to combine. Pour this marinade over the potatoes. Season them with salt, pepper, cumin, and oregano. Toss to coat.

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Pour the water over the potatoes making sure that they are covered halfway. Add more water if needed.

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Place the meatballs/patties on top of the potatoes.

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Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.

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Remove the foil and bake an additional 35-40 minutes, uncovered, or until the potatoes are fork tender and the meatballs/patties are golden.

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Garnish with fresh parsley.

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Enjoy!

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