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From garden to dinner 2014: Pork meatballs with spinach and feta

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Sometimes it doesn’t take much to enhance a meal. This time I harvested a bit of Thyme, Lemon Basil and┬ásome spinach from my 3rd floor garden. All of it is going into making pork meatballs with spinach and feta.

Pork meatballs with spinach and feta


  • 500 grams of organic ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Fresh Lemon Basil
  • 1/2 onion
  • About 50 to 100 grams of spinach
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
The lovely ingredients.
The lovely ingredients for meatballs.

Chop the onion, spinach, herbs and feta finely and add to your ground beef in a mixing bowl. Add the egg as well as salt and pepper.

Add all the chopped ingredients.
Add all the chopped ingredients.

Mix well. I always use my hands both to make sure everything is mixed well but also to add a little love.

After mixing well.
After mixing well. Meatballs ready for the pan.

Shape the meatball in the size you want. I like to use a tablespoon; it gives a good size meatball. Make sure they are all roughly the same size so they cook evenly. Cook in a pan with melted butter.

Cook meatballs in melted butter.
Cook meatballs in melted butter.

Cook until done. You can check the meatballs by pressing down on a meatball with a fork. If the liquid is clear they are done, if it is still cloudy they deed a little more time.

Finished meatballs.
Finished meatballs.

All done – serve with any side dish. I made a lovely salad to serve with these lovely meatballs.

Enjoy – Sara

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