Mintified Turkey Meatballs


This recipe came from  I subbed out the ground chicken for ground turkey because ground chicken is hard to find!  The turkey makes a wonderful substitute!  These are great simmered in tomato sauce and served over spaghetti, served over greens or stuffed into a pita with thinly sliced cucumber and a tangy yogurt sauce.  

2 medium yellow onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cups fresh parsley
1 cup mint leaves
2 pounds ground turkey

Preheat oven to 425.  Pulse the onions and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. 

Heat oil in a large skillet.  Add chopped onion and garlic, season with salt and cook stirring until softened and lightly browned, 10-15 minutes.  Add spices and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.  Scrape into a large bowl.  

Wipe out the food processor and add parsley and mint.  Pulse until finely chopped, then transfer to bowl with onion mixture.  Add turkey and mix with your hands to combine.  Divide into 16 equal meatballs and place on a greased cookie sheet.  

Roast in the oven about 10 minutes per side until cooked through.  Enjoy!

Heather Poast