• Cooking Time:
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time:



  • 2 lb ground beef (914g)
  • a bunch of fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season
  • 1 cup parmigiano cheese, freshly grated (235ml)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs, finely grated (235ml)
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated (5g)
  • 3/4 cup milk (176ml)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (58ml)
  • large lemon leaves, 2 per meatball
  • Place ground beef, parsley, salt, pepper, parmigiano cheese, breadcrumbs, nutmeg, milk and extra virgin olive oil in a mixing bowl.


  • Mix all the ingredients together well.
  • Scoop mixture into the palm of your hands and form a meatball.
  • Flatten out the meatball so that it resembles a meat patty. Place the meat patty between two lemon leaves.
  • Repeat process until mixture is consumed.
  • Cook on a grill for a few minutes on each side. As they cook, the oils from the lemon leaves will infuse the meat patties with lemon flavour.
  • Use a tong to securely lift and turn over each meat patty so that it remains sandwiched between the two lemon leaves as it cooks.
  • Transfer the meat patties (still sandwiched between the lemon leaves) to a serving platter and serve immediately.
  • Your guests should discard the lemon leaves and eat the meat patties.

Categories: Mediterranean 
© 2006-2017 BakeSpace, Inc. All Rights Reserved