Friday, January 27, 2012

Southwest Turkey Meatballs.

I love Pinterest for fashion and decorating inspiration, but recently I've discovered a new way to use it; to find new recipes! I found this recipe for Southwest Turkey Meatballs.

                                                                                Source: via Elyssa on Pinterest
I tried it last week and it was so good!
Here is what you need:

1-1/4 lbs 99% lean ground turkey

1 jalapeƱo, seeds removed (I used a serrano pepper)
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 scallions (I used green onions)

1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tsp cumin
pinch oregano
salt and fresh pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Put the pepper, garlic, cilantro, and green onions in a food processor and pulse until chopped, but not pureed. 

 Mix the green mixture into the turkey.

          Add the egg, bread crumbs, and other spices.

It should look like this:

Roll into 1" balls and place on greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
(For those of you that read my turkey roasting post, I would now like to draw your attention to my clean oven. :)

I made pasta and a white sauce and mixed the meatballs in with green beans and peas. It was pretty yummy!
If you go over to you can find a recipe for a Creamy Cilantro Tomatillo Dipping Sauce if you want to have them as more of an appetizer.

These were very easy and delicious! I will definitely make them again!

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  1. those look amazingly good!! i think i will try them soon...thanks for sharing. :)


  2. You are such the good cook! Those look yummy! :)