Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the bread in milk until it is soft, then drain the milk.
  2. Combine the bread, onions, parsley, salt, black pepper, and cinnamon powder with meat. Mix thoroughly with your hands.
  3. Shape into balls.
  4. Bake at 350° on an oiled pan for about 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

These turned out good, and were very easy to assemble. I think I'll try grilling them next time to add a little smokey flavor. Topped them off with a squeeze of lemon to brighten them up. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview July 07, 2013

Very delicious! I ground the pita into breadcrumbs then soaked the crumbs with the milk. Used only about 1/2 cup of fresh parsley. Subbed lamb for beef and cut recipe in half. Made for Come with us to Palestine. Served with side of plain orzo and Simple Palestinian Salad.

COOKGIRl April 20, 2013

Delicious ElaineAnn! I made with a few adjustments, based on the items in my pantry. I used only 1 pound grass-fed ground beef, and didn't have a pita so I used a slice of potato bread instead. I also used about 2 tablespoons dried parsley and used the full measure of the other ingredients. DH loved these - I guess the cinnamon really had him stumped but the flavor was outstanding. The full measure of pepper added just the smallest little bite and went well with the cinnamon and onions. Very easy to make and turned out great. I got 26 large-walnut-sized meatballs from the mix and every one of them disappeared, so no photos!! Thanks for posting, I'll definitely make these again. Made for "LET'S P-A-R-T-Y TAG 2010", December 2010!

FloridaNative December 06, 2010