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Spicy Chimichurri Meatballs

Serves: 5
Total Time: 30 Minutes


For the Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, packed
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (packed)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano
  • 4 cloves Spice World Fresh & Peeled Garlic
  • 1 large Spice World Fresh Shallot, quartered
  • 1 Tbsp Spice World Kickin’ Chili Onion Oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


For the Meatballs

  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup prepared Chimichurri sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef, (80/20 for best results)
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Crumbled feta and lemon wedges for garnish (optional)
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  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  • In a food processor, combine all the ingredients for chimichurri sauce. Pulse until
  • well combined, but still slightly thick. You do not want to over-blend.
  • For best results, allow it to sit for 15 to 20 minutes to allow flavors to mix. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix 1/3 cup prepared chimichurri with the bread crumbs.
  • Add ground beef, pork, salt, and red pepper flakes. Mix well with your hands until the
  • breadcrumb mixture is completely mixed. Do not overwork the mixture, which can lead to a tougher meatball.
  • With wet hands, roll the meat mixture into 2-inch balls (about 2-3 tablespoons each) and place on the baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, making sure to turn halfway. 
  • Serve with remaining chimichurri sauce, crumbled feta, and lemon wedges.
Spicy Chimichurri Meatballs