Greek Meatballs with Tomato Sauce (Soutzoukakia )

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Greek Meatballs with Tomato Sauce (Soutzoukakia )


This Soutzoukakia recipe was brought to Greece in the 1930’s by the Asia Minor Greeks that were relocated from present day Turkey. I want to thank my previous roommate Peter Teis and his family, especially Aliki and her mother for sharing this Soutzoukakia recipe with me! Thessaloniki has many dishes that came from its various occupations and nationalities that have occupied this metropolitan city. This dish is found in most tavernas and restaurants there and is one of the city’s favorite foods. Cumin gives Soutzoukakia a lot of its flavor.  These meatballs are great dipped in Greek yogurt with a side of pita bread.

Check out our video below on how to make Soutzoukakia!


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