Soutzoukakia (Greek Meatballs in Tomato Sauce)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This was posted for the Zaar World Tour 2005. You will often fins cinnamon used in Greek meat dishes, and this is one of them. Nice with rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the meatballs, mix the ground beef, garlic, cumin, white wine, bread (squeeze out the wine and reserve to be used in the sauce) and egg.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Shape into approximately 30 sausage shaped patties, roll in flour and fry in oil until cooked through.
  4. Remove from pan, set aside on a plate covered with paper towels.
  5. For the sauce, bring the tomatoes stock and butter to a boil.
  6. Add the wine and the seasoning and simmer until sauce beginns to thicken.
  7. When the sauce starts to thicken, add the soutzoukakias and simmer for a further ten minutes.


Most Helpful

I made this with ground turkey for less fatty taste. The only issue with the recipe is it seems to say you should add the wine to the meat mixture and then says you should add the wine to the sauce. I ended up adding the wine to the meatballs and they turned out moist. Only used 1/2 tsp cinnamon and it was enough for us.

apattin December 26, 2014

I enjoyed this dish alot. I mixed half ground turkey and half ground beef. I used the 1/2 t. of cinnamon. Loved the addition of cumin seeds. Thanks Sylvie!

Susie D July 18, 2006

This was certainly very easy to make and my hubby liked them a lot. They just weren't to my taste, but that's just a personal thing and I'm probably biased from all the soutzoukakia I've had in the past! But this was a very quick weeknight dinner and fun to make - thanks for posting!

currybunny November 05, 2005

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