Soutzoukakia are delicious meatballs flavored with fragrant cumin in a sweet and slightly spicy red sauce. My grandma Evgenia’s soutzoukakia were legendary in our family. They are a favorite food of almost any Greek person I know. I have not met one person that will not have a second round of soutzoukakia when they have the chance.
Soutzoukakia is a dish with a middle eastern influence. The use of cumin, ouzo and fresh mint give a distinct fragrance and flavor to these meatballs. I love how tender they are, they literally melt in your mouth and only make you want more.
I usually double the recipe and make enough to be able to enjoy leftovers. They go well over buttery mashed potatoes or basmati rice. Add a green and tangy salad and you have the meal of your dreams.