Greek Meatballs (Soutzoukakia). Dreamy New Music From Lumiere Brother.

Greek Meatballs

Q: What’s a Grecian urn?

A: It depends on what kind of work he does.

These are some mighty fine meatballs. All tucked into a thick tomato sauce laced with a hint of cumin. πολύ καλό.

Greek Meatballs
Greek Meatballs (Soutzoukakia)


1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, finely minced and divided
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbs fresh parsley, chopped
1 egg
1 Tbs bread crumbs
Olive oil
8 oz tomato sauce
6 oz tomato paste
6 oz oz water
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp cumin
1 pinch sugar


1. Mix together the beef, 1/2 of the onion, garlic, salt, oregano, parsley, egg, and breadcrumbs. Form the mixture into oval-shaped meatballs.

2. Heat olive oil in a skillet and pan-fry the meatballs until they are browned on all sides. Remove meatballs to a plate.

3. To the skillet, add the remaining onion (and more oil if necessary) and cook until translucent. Add the tomato sauce, water, bay leaf, cumin, sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to a low boil and add the meatballs. Simmer 10-15 minutes.
Greek Meatballs
4. Serve meatballs and sauce over mashed potatoes or rice.

Serves 4

Recipe slightly adapted from Elly Says Opa
Greek Meatballs

Home is a track from Grecian musician Thanasis Christodoulou’s (aka Lumiere Brother) second album, ‘Twenty One’. Just out last month, it is a mix of perfect pop and heartfelt ballads. Some tunes synthy, some piano driven.

I love the song’s swirling piano and the dreamy vocals.

Check out Lumiere Brother on Facebook and his Website. You can buy the music on Bandcamp.


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2 Responses to Greek Meatballs (Soutzoukakia). Dreamy New Music From Lumiere Brother.

  1. These look mighty good! I made meatballs this week too, but I’m going to try your recipe next time. Thanks!

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