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Michael Symon's Mom's Little Meatballs

Try This Tailgating Favorite

Co-host of ABC's new show "The Chew" prepares snacks perfect for Sunday's game.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Update you favorite tailgate menu with these delcious meatballs, also called keftedes. Try them this sunday!


  • 1 pound ground beef or lamb
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup diced day old bread soaked in milk
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • The zest of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ½ cup grated onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Flour for dusting
  • 12 lemon wedges
  • Mint leaves
  • Cooking Directions

    Sweat onion and garlic in olive oil and let cool. Ring excess milk out of bread. Place all ingredients in large mixing bowl and mix by hand until smooth.

    Form into little meatballs (about 1 oz each). Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Dust meatballs in flour. Shallow fry until golden brown. Remove from pan and place on paper towels to drain fat.

    Place on platter and garnish with lemon wedges and torn mint leaves

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe courtesy Michael Symon.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: cinnamon, milk, ground beef, cumin, coriander, mint

    Course: Dinner, Party Platter

    More Info: Kids Friendly

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