Greek Meatball Orzo Bowl

Happy fall everyone! I hope everyone is doing well and enjoyed their summer. It’s a new season, which means I’ll be sharing new fall inspired recipes in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned for some new fall recipes! Today I am sharing a Greek Meatball Orzo Bowl I created. I made homemade tzatziki sauce to go along with this bowl. Feel free to add hummus if you do not want to add tzatziki sauce. There is nothing like a bowl of orzo topped with delicious meatballs and some tzatziki sauce to dip the meatballs in. If you are looking for some new bowl inspiration, look no further. This bowl is easy to put together during those busy weeknights. If you have leftovers of this bowl, it is perfect to have for lunch the next day. If you make this bowl I hope you enjoy it. Tag me on Instagram @inthekitchenwithmare_0819 if you make this bowl or any of my other recipes. I love seeing my recipes recreated. As always, thank you for supporting me and my recipes:)

Greek Meatball Orzo Bowl

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients

Meatballs

1 pound meatball mixture (pork, beef, veal)

2-3 eggs

2 cloves minced garlic

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

salt and pepper

1 cup breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon greek seasoning (your favorite one)

1 onion, chopped

Orzo

1 cup uncooked orzo

1 clove garlic, minced

1 onion, chopped

1 tablespoon oil

Salt and pepper

1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

2-3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

Directions

Add all the meatball ingredients to a mixing bowl. With your hands or a mixing spoon, stir the meatball mixture until everything is well combined. The meatballs should be about the size of a golf ball roughly when forming them. Place all the meatballs on a plate when you are done forming them. Meatballs can either be baked in the oven or fried in a pan. I decided to fry my meatballs. Heat a large skillet over medium heat with oil. When the pan is hot place meatballs and cook for about 10 minutes, or until meatballs are no longer pink inside. Make sure you turn meatballs in pan as they cook for even browning on all sides. Boil water for orzo and follow directions according to package. Over medium heat add oil to another pan. To that pan, add minced garlic and chopped onion. Stir that mixture and add in the cherry tomatoes and olives. Stir mixture until everything is combined well. Once your orzo is cooked and drained, add it to the veggie mixture. Stir orzo and veggie mixture until everything is mixed together. Lastly, add in the crumbled feta cheese and parsley. To assemble bowl: add orzo mixture on the bottom of the bowl, next add the meatballs and garnish with any extra parsley or feta cheese. Serve with tzatziki sauce, hummus or any other sauce you prefer. Enjoy!

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