I love summer time for many reasons, but one of my favorites is cooking outdoors. Sitting outside, glass of wine in hand, warm breeze on my skin, while my daughter plays is wonderful all by itself. But add the element of something sizzling on the grill and I'm in bbq heaven.
The downside of cooking outside is that the parade of chicken breasts and steaks that march across the grill on a regular basis, can get pretty dull. That's where Kefta Meatballs come in.
I saw this recipe in Bon Apetit a couple years back and I've been making it ever since. I've modified it a bit, of course, but here is the original recipe from Epicurious.
I also made some tzadziki to go with it.
I already posted the recipe here awhile back here it is again for your viewing pleasure!
The veggies are super easy to make. Just toss them with the ingredients and let them sit for an hour or so.
The meatballs take a little more time, but trust me, it's worth it. The only trick to the meatballs is not making them too big...
I made that mistake once and was left with a obnoxious mess on the grill to clean. Oh yes, and I usually use ground beef instead of lamb. I love lamb, all good Greek girls do, but there are others who are not so hot on it. If you do make this with lamb, let me know how it turned out!
Pop the meatballs and the cucs on the grill at the same time.
The results? A healthy dish bbq dinner that gets you away from the old chicken and steak routine.