Greek Meatballs With Artichokes and Lemon Sauce

Recipe by anti_pop

This was a childhood favorite of mine. My dad used to cook this for me, and served it over egg noodles.

Top Review by nickie409

I love this recipe! Anti_Pop is my sister, so I grew up with this recipe as well and it is the BEST meatballs I have had! The lemon is a wonderful pairing! Glad my sis posted this so I can recreate our childhood dish!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain artichokes and reserve marinade.
  2. Slice lemon.
  3. In a large skillet, warm 1 tbsp reserved marinade over medium heat.
  4. Saute onion in marinade.
  5. In a large bowl, beat egg whites lightly with fork.
  6. Add onions, breadcrumbs, milk, salt, pepper, oregano, eggs, mint and ground beef. Mix well.
  7. Shape into meatballs. Roll each meatball in flour.
  8. In a large skillet, over medium heat, saute meatballs in the remaining artichoke marinade.
  9. Remove meatballs as they brown.
  10. Add water and bouillon cubes to skillet. Mash bouillon cubes into water. Stir until smooth and thick.
  11. Stir in lemon juice and lemon slices. Return meatballs to pan. Cover and cook over low heat about 10 minutes.
  12. Add artichoke hearts. Cook 2 more minutes.
  13. Remove meatballs and artichokes to serving platter, leaving sauce in pan.
  14. Beat egg yolks. Stir 1 tbsp sauce in pan into yolks (to temper) and combine with remaining sauce.
  15. Serve over meatballs.

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