Greek meatball & roasted veg tray bake

Recently, I have found these traybake dishes to be so useful- they are very tasty and so simple, perfect for meal prep, dinner parties or just a mid week meal.

I ate this with a traditional Greek salad- recipe can be found here, and tzatziki dip- a greek cucumber, mint and yoghurt dip (recipe below).

Ingredients: (serves 4)

For the meatballs:

  • 400g lamb mint- I usually use low fat mince, you can also use soya mince if veggie
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • A handful of fresh mint, finely chopped
  • A handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

For the rest of the tray bake:

  • 2 large or 4 small potatoes, sliced
  • 1 large courgette, sliced into rounds
  • 1 large handful kalamata olives (these are greek olives- they are a bit more expensive, however, taste a lot more authentic)
  • Some mint and parsley leaves, chopped, for garnish

Tzatziki (if making):

  • 150g full fat greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cucumber, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Small handful of mint, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C/ 400 degrees F/ gas mark 6.
  2. To make the meatballs, fry the onion and garlic in some olive oil for about 5 minutes until soft and translucent.Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
  3. In a large bowl, add the lamb mince, cooked onion and garlic, egg, mint and parsley, oregano, olive oil and seasoning.Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
  4. Mix well, until all incorporated- with your hands, therefore I usually wear medical gloves for this as I find that I can mix it better.Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
  5. Drizzle some olive oil over a large roasting tray.
  6. Roll the mince meat into about 20 balls and place onto the tray.Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
  7. Add the potato and courgette slices in and around the meatballs.
  8. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, some more dried oregano and drizzle with olive oil.Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
  9. Cook for about 35-  40 minutes in the oven, until the potatoes are cooked through. Turn the meatballs and vegetables about halfway through cooking.
  10. Once done, add the kalamata olives, feta and herbs.
  11. If making the tzatziki, mix all the ingredients in a bowl together and drizzle with olive oil.Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

Enjoy! x

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