Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki

Ingredients

  • Tzatziki:
  • 2 standard cucumbers
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • 1 c Greek-style yogurt (see Note)
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1 T finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed through a press
  • + 15 more ingredients
    • ¼ t freshly ground black pepper
    • Greek Meatballs:
    • 1 c fresh breadcrumbs
    • ½ c milk
    • 1 ½ lb ground round (85 percent lean), or use half ground round and half ground lamb
    • 1 medium yellow onion, shredded on the large holes of a box grater
    • 4 garlic cloves, crushed through a press
    • 2 large eggs, beaten
    • 2 T chopped fresh mint
    • 2 t dried oregano
    • 1 ½ t kosher salt
    • ½ t freshly ground black pepper
    • ¼ t ground cinnamon
    • 3 T olive oil
    • Wooden toothpicks, for serving

To make the tzatziki, peel the cucumbers. Cut each in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Shred on the large holes of a box grater. Transfer to a wire sieve and toss with the salt. Let drain in the sink for 30 minutes to 1 hour. A handful at a time, squeeze the shredded cucumber...

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