This was adapted from a few other recipes - unfortunately I no longer remember the sources.
I used an equal combination of chicken and beef, but and ground meat in whatever comvination you like could be used. The zucchini adds moisture, but make them a bit delicate so you can either refrigerate before forming into balls, or make into patties.
Mix all ingredients together well (make sure to squeeze the water out before adding). Form into meatballs (I made large ones yielding 12 from this recipe). Place formed meatballs in a frying pan, add 1/2 inch water and the olive oil. Cover and let steam for about 20 minutes on low-med heat. Remove lid. When water steams away, you will be left with the oil in the pan which you can use to brown the outside of the meatballs if desired.
Serve in a pocket pita with tomato, lettuce, onions and light tzatziki sauce.
Works out to about 150 cals per meatball. Pita and tzatziki extra.
View line-by-line Nutrition Insights™: Discover which ingredients contribute the calories/sodium/etc.
|Serving Size: 1 Serving (123g)|
|Recipe Makes: 12 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 44 (15%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 4.9g||7 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.5g||8 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.8g|
|Cholesterol 46.2mg||14 %|
|Sodium 285.6mg||10 %|
|Potassium 247.7mg||7 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.2g||5 %|
|Sugars, other 18.8g|
|Protein 13.6g||19 %|
Powered by: USDA Nutrition Database
Disclaimer: Nutrition facts are derived from linked ingredients (shown at left in colored bullets) and may or may not be complete. Always consult a licensed nutritionist or doctor if you have a nutrition-related medical condition.
Calories per serving: 284
Get detailed nutrition information, including item-by-item nutrition insights, so you can see where the calories, carbs, fat, sodium and more come from.
There are no reviews yet. Be the first!