Grilled minced meat and tomato balls (Tomato Keftedes) with cucumber, tomatoes and Tzatziki.
500 g minced beef, pork, lamb or veal
1 minced onion
2 - 3 cloves of garlic
2 slices white bread or 2 tbsp. breadcrumbs
1 tbsp. oregano
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. dried mint or 4 tbsp. fresh mint, finely chopped
4 tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped
Chop the onion very finely. Soak the white bread in water. Place the minced meat with the chopped onion, egg, salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, cinnamon, mint and parsley in a bowl. Peel the garlic cloves, press through the garlic press and add to the mixture. Mix evenly. Finally squeeze out the white bread and mix into the minced meat dough.
Form walnut-sized balls out of the minced meat, the quantity is about 20 to 24 Keftedes. Place on the hot grid of the preheated grill. Turn several times and brown from all sides. This takes about fifteen minutes on an open charcoal grill.
1 clove of garlic
500 grams Greek yoghurt
3 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper
Wash and clean half a cucumber, cut into small pieces or grate according to taste. Peel 1 clove of garlic for the Tzatziki recipe and chop finely or press it through a garlic press, then mix 500 grams of Greek yoghurt and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Stir the cucumber and garlic into the yoghurt or quark. Season with salt and pepper.
Form balls with the other half of the cucumber using a melon cutter. Serve with cocktail tomatoes.