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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Moroccan Turkey Meatballs

This was so yummy & satisfying! Husband & kids approved!  I also served a side of organic steamed green beans.

Serves 6
Prep time: 20 min (took me 25 min)  Cook time: 15-20 min

1/2 cup(about) whole wheat bread crumbs (2 slices of bread)
1 1/3 cup organic low-sodium chicken broth
1 lb ground uncooked turkey breast
1 cup chopped onion
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 jar(25 oz) organic tomato pasta sauce
Hot cooked brown rice (I used brown rice-quinoa-barley-rye mix)
Fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1. Tear bread into pieces; place in food processor; blend until fine crumbs. Transfer to bowl, add 1/3 cup of broth; set aside. (you can also sub, pre-made breadcrumbs)
2.  In a large bowl, combine turkey, onion, chili powder, cinnamon, & red pepper flake. Add soaked bread crumbs. With clean hands thoroughly combine ingredients (least favorite part). Wet hands to keep mixture from sticking. Shape into 32 1-inch meatballs (I made 6 1-inch, and 10 larger ones), set aside.
3.  In a large skillet w/ cover, combine pasta sauce & remaining chicken broth (1 cup). Bring to a boil over med-high heat, stirring occasionally.
4.  Carefully, add meatballs, one at a time. Return to a boil, using a large spoon to turn meatballs. Reduce heat to med-low; cover & simmer for 15-20min.
5.  Serve meatballs over hot cooked rice, garnish with parsley.

Nutritional Info:
Per Serving, 211 cal., 3g total fat (1g sat fat), 46mg chol., 685mg sodium, 20g carb., 1g fiber, 29g protein. Daily values, 23% vitA, 17% vitC, 6% calcium, 17% iron

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did... These will also make yummy appetizers for a party, serve with mini pitas instead of rice, a spin & a kick on typical meatballs (you could keep them warm in a crock pot).

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