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Biftekia Greek Meat Patties

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These Greek patties, Biftekia, are packed with the Mediterranean flavours, juicy and super delicious. They are great for picnics and garden grill parties.
Biftekia, also known as “Greek hamburger”, are very popular in Greece. The smaller meatball version is called keftedes. Traditionally, the ground meat (beef, pork or lamb are all fine) is marinated with herbs (thyme, oregano, dill, parsley or rosemary) and allow the mixture to marry in the fridge, the longer the better. Overnight would be ideal. If you want to keep it low-carb, substitute almond meal for breadcrumbs.

  • 450 g Ground beef
  • 50 g Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 1 Large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp Dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp Fresh flat parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 Small onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients. Knead the mixture together with your hands (wearing plastic gloves if desired) for 5 minutes. Cover and chill for at least 60 minutes, allowing the flavour to combine and develop.
  2. Divide the mixture into 12-14 portions and shape into patties. You can form them larger or smaller, but adjust their cooking time accordingly. Cook the biftekia in a lightly oiled grill or cast iron pan over medium to high heat or bake for 22-25 minutes at 190C/350F. Serve them with seasonal salad, tzatziki and flatbread.

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Pedro 5/7/21 08:01

I love your aromatic Greek meatballs, they look very appetizing.
Happy week.

speedy70 5/7/21 08:50

Mi piacciono molto le polpette, grazie!!!!

Margaret D 5/7/21 09:07

They do look nice and similar to what is made here in this house..

Nancy Chan 5/7/21 12:21

Meatballs look beautiful and delicious. Look different from our meatballs.

Tom 5/7/21 12:44

...once again you plated this with so much flare.

gluten Free A_Z Blog 5/7/21 13:50

I love the spices that go into Greek cooking. They look great and I'm sure they were amazing.

2pots2cook 5/7/21 14:05

So great to enjoy during the heat !!!

New Classic r 5/7/21 14:11

I have never thought of marinating a ground meat mixture but definitely going to use this idea. Have a wonderful week.

DEZMOND 5/7/21 14:18

I bought their Tzatziki seasoning last time it was Greek week in Lidl, and I shall put it in my potato salad tomorrow for lumch!

Brian 5/7/21 15:14

Those look so good I can almost taste them!

Martha 5/7/21 15:21

Yum! I wish I could reach through my screen and grab a few! :)

Malindha Erba 5/7/21 16:01

looks delicious, beautiful presentation

Kitchen Riffs 5/7/21 16:50

A lot of Mediterranean countries have a similar ground meat and herb/spice mixture. I love 'em all! This is great -- lovely summer dish. Thanks!

Bill 5/7/21 17:15

They look nice and delicious.

The Liberty Belle 5/7/21 18:01

Looks like a winner. Thank you for sharing. I'm thinking that I will be able to use vegan substitutes for the beef and Greek yogurt and get good results.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 5/7/21 20:00

those meatballs look really delicious love the spices in them!

Heidi | The Frugal Girls 5/7/21 23:43

I love how you've made this Greek dish so easy to make, and the mint adds such a fun touch!

Balvinder 6/7/21 03:50

I love these greek meatballs and freeze some so that I can eat whenever I need them

savorthebest 6/7/21 05:30

This looks fabulous and its perfect for a summer dinner.

J.P. Alexander 6/7/21 06:02

Gracias por la receta te mando un beso

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 6/7/21 07:19

I have to say that hubbie is not a huge meatball fan, so not a dish I would typically make. This sounds like my kind of thing though, definitely made with minced beef for me, so I shall keep the recipe to hand for the future!
Thanks for sharing :)

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 6/7/21 12:38

Ooh, I'm going to try this recipe as burgers! I'm so tired of our usual summer recipes---this is the perfect way to shake things up!

Debra Eliotseats 6/7/21 14:10

MMMM....Sounds delicious. Have you tried grilling these?

Lola Martínez 6/7/21 14:17

No difieren mucho de las que yo preparo, pero me gusta más tu presentación, las hace más apetecibles, para las cenas de verano al aire libre, tipo bufé, son ideales. Se ven deliciosas.
Un beso.

Federica Simoni 6/7/21 14:23

che meraviglia devono essere buonissime😋😋😋😋😋

[Reply] 6/7/21 15:26

They sound delicious! What a great idea for summer dining!

Jeff the Chef 6/7/21 15:43

These meatballs sound delicious! What a great mix of flavors!

Norma2 6/7/21 17:30

Angie, I make them by adding bread soaked in milk and flavored, so they are very moist and tasty. On the other hand, I don't knead them much to make them light.
Kisses from Argentina

yonosoymillenium 6/7/21 17:58

desde luego son unas bolas curiosas e interesantes

foodtravelandwine 6/7/21 18:02

This is a great recipe!!....I live the idea of these patties for a Summer dish!....or as an appetizer!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 6/7/21 23:46

I've never tried Biftekia, but these patties look and sound wonderful! I love the combination of herbs, especially the addition of mint - delicious!

Raymund 7/7/21 06:22

Ohh interesting dish, I learned something new today

Julie 7/7/21 09:01

looks so delicious, makes me hungry...yummy!!

Kelly | Foodtasia 8/7/21 20:46

These look wonderful, Angie!

Sherry's Pickings 9/7/21 06:49

yum these sound great angie. i love those flavours! I usually add an egg to mine but i can see that yoghurt would do a similar thing to the consistency and texture.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 9/7/21 18:42

What delightful flavors in those meat patties!! They would make a wonderful appetizer!

tigerfish 15/7/21 15:35

Absolutely adore the Mediterranean flavors in this patties. Patties or meatballs - love them all. I wonder if they enjoy the patties like a hamburger , sandwiched in burger buns or as patties like a dish with salad or something.

Noob Cook 1/8/21 10:07

Home-made meatballs are simply the best. I love your gourmet way of presenting and plating them.

babYpose 23/9/21 16:50

Love the recipe, ours always end up with egg for quick stick lol :)


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