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whole 30 gyro meatballs

gyro meatballs with lemon rice

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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: gyro recipe, whole30 gyro, whole30 meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 40

Ingredients

gyro meatballs

  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 lb ground beef - I used 90/10
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablesoon dried dill spice
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pepper

lemon rice

  • 2 cups rice of choice, cooked to package directions
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice of 2 fresh lemons
  • lemon zest, to taste - 1/2 - 1 whole lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano

Instructions

gyro meatballs

  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper (or foil, and non-stick spray.
  • To a food processor, combine all meatball ingredients. Form mixture into approx 1 inch balls
  • Arrange meatballs on baking sheet. Cook 20-25 minutes, depending on your oven.
  • Remove from oven, and let rest 5 minutes before serving. Makes approx 35-40 meatballs.

lemon rice

  • While meatballs bake, cook rice to package instructions.
  • Once done, combine remaining ingredients and pour slowly over rice while fluffing with a fork. Add more lemon juice a little at a time if needed.
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