14 Reviews

I really liked the flavor the wine gave to the meat. It was delicious even though I forgot the cheese. For the sauce however, I used a few cans of diced tomatoes and a can of tomato sauce. I also added a little more cinnamon and simmered it uncovered for a longer time in order for the sauce to thicken. I served it over noodles with additional parmesano regianno cheese. YUM!

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Anna T February 15, 2004

This was good, but not great. I tried it after another sites (MyGreekDish) and theirs was better. Part of it was that the cinnamon was in the meatball, and the onion was in the sauce (which is the opposite of this). I have been realizing that I do not like fresh onion in meatballs, so that may be part of it.

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FunCook July 20, 2016

Very tasty! Family loved it. Will definitely make again!

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Kathy D. February 26, 2014

I made my meatballs using ground beef,parmesan and crushed tomatoes for the sause. Meatballs are very delicate and difficult to turn when frying ,they are easily fall apart. I made these meatballs in hope they would taste like the ones we had in Athens 2 weeks ago but they didn't. They were not bad but just did not taste autentically Greek.

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Arichka September 17, 2011

These are delicious! I served them first time around with oven fries and the leftovers were warmed up later in the week to serve over spaghetti. A very versatile recipe!

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Irmgard April 30, 2011

I tried pan-frying them and had a lot of trouble with the meatballs sticking to the pan and falling apart when I tried to turn them. If I make these again, I will try baking them and see if that turns out better.

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Neohippie September 29, 2010

Delicious and something different for a change!

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beckyjacobs54 August 23, 2009

These are so good! The taste and aroma was exactly as I remember it from my daughter's mother-in-law's kitchen in Athens. Makes plenty for a second meal for us. I made them exactly as written with ground beef. Thanks Evelyn!

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Yia Yia April 27, 2008

Made this for my parents' visit. Absolutely gorgeous! After browning I baked in a tagine on a very low heat, with chickpeas and spinach. My parents have taken a copy of the recipe with them as they enjoyed it so much!

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Tina and Dave March 02, 2008

I made the meatballs in the oven instead of frying them. They were still good and a lot healthier for the dish. The sauce was just a bit too heavy for us but for the most part the guests I served this to, really liked this dish.

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Gelicious January 27, 2008
Soutzoukakia (Greek Meatballs in a Tomato Sauce)