Monday, June 14, 2021

Greek Meatball Bowls

Greek Meatball Bowls feature a bed of orzo pasta with flavorful meatballs, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, garbanzo beans, hummus, tzatziki, pita chips, lemon and parsley! Super loaded and delicious.

Greek Meatball Bowls
No joke, I could eat these Greek meatball bowls every single day! I love anything Greek or Mediterranean. All of the fresh toppings are just so delicious and my kind of food. I usually make The Best Greek Chicken Marinade when we have Greek food but this time, I wanted to try making some Greek meatballs. I'm so glad that I did because they are so delicious!

Tray of Greek Meatballs

How to Make Greek Meatball Bowls

First, you mix together all of the ingredients for the meatballs, roll them into balls and bake them. Then, you boil some orzo pasta. If you prefer, you can use quinoa or brown rice instead but the orzo is so delicious! I topped my Greek meatball bowls with tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, garbanzo beans, hummus, tzatziki, pita chips, lemon and parsley. 


Greek Meatball Bowl ingredients
Pretty much, I went all out and made these bowls super loaded with all of the toppings. My kind of bowl. The only other toppings I would possibly add are beets, kalamata olives and feta cheese. These bowls are perfect for meal prep and can be enjoyed for a few days for lunches. I just bought the hummus and tzatziki for this recipe but feel free to make your own. 

Greek Meatball Bowls

Greek Meatball Bowls
Yield: serves 6 

Greek Meatball Bowls

Greek Meatball Bowls feature a bed of orzo pasta with flavorful meatballs, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, garbanzo beans, hummus, tzatziki, pita chips, lemon and parsley! Super loaded and delicious.
Prep Time:  15 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Total time: 40 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • Greek Meatballs
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • Greek Meatball Bowls
  • 1 pound orzo pasta
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup English cucumber, diced
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • Hummus and tzatziki
  • Pita chips
  • Lemon slices
  • Parsley

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the meatballs. Form the meat into balls that are about 1 tablespoon of meat

  2. Place on a sheet pan that is sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for about 15 minutes until meatballs are cooked through.

  3. Meanwhile, boil a large pot of water and cook orzo according to directions. Drain pasta when it is fully cooked.

  4. Once orzo is cooked, divide orzo into bowls and top with meatballs, tomatoes, onion, cucumber, garbanzo beans, a dollop of hummus and tzatziki, pita chips, a slice of lemon and if you desire, parsley.

**Alternatively, you can put out all of these ingredients in bowls and make it so everyone can serve themselves and build their own bowls which makes for a fun meal.

Enjoy!



Like this recipe? Check out more Greek-style recipes:
Mediterranean Lemon Chicken and Potatoes
Spiralized Greek Pasta Salad
Greek Stuffed Chicken
Greek Chicken Salad
Greek Roasted Vegetable and Chickpea Pasta Salad


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Greek Meatballs Bowls recipe

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