Traditional SoutzoukakiaTraditional Soutzoukakia
  • 4 servings
  • 45 mins
  • 502 kcal

Traditional Soutzoukakia

This is my Soutzoukakia recipe - a traditional Greek spiced meatballs recipe. This dish is also known in Greece as Smyrna meatballs, Soutzoukakia Smyrneika or İzmir Köfte. That’s because the dish arrived in Greece via immigrants from Smyrna (now called Izmir), in Anatolia, Turkey, which was often referred to as ‘Asia Minor’.

This hearty Greek dish provides a fabulous combination of Mediterranean flavours. The cinnamon gives a gentle warmth, but it is the unique savoury note provided by the cumin that makes Soutzoukakia unlike anything else. These flavoursome meatballs cooked in a rich, thick tomato sauce are definitely considered ‘the main event’ for my family’s dinner (served with either rice or mashed potatoes), but they can also be considered a side dish as part of a larger feast. Please invite me!

  • Soutzoukakia
  • Tomato sauce
Tools used for this recipe
At no cost to you, I may earn from qualifying purchases made through affiliate links on this page.
Plaid Kitchen Towels

These versatile dish towels with classic plaid design are very absorbent and durable and their colours fit most kitchen and home decorations.

VonShef Induction Hob

Portable and powerful 2000W induction hob - great for small & cramped kitchens, caravans, camper vans, student accommodation, bedsits and rented accommodation.

Chocolate Mosaic
  • 10 servings
  • 2 hr 20 mins
Energy Bites with Dates
  • 12 servings
  • 30 mins