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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 128.0
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.8 mg
  • Sodium: 206.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 15.3 g

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Turkey, Lentil, Veggie meatballs

Submitted by: JODIBIRD1

Introduction

These are a pain to make so I only do it for parties or to freeze a big bag for easy dinners all month. They are super healthy and versatile, as good in marinara or barbecue as they are in soup or white sauce. These are a pain to make so I only do it for parties or to freeze a big bag for easy dinners all month. They are super healthy and versatile, as good in marinara or barbecue as they are in soup or white sauce.
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    Onions, raw, 1 cup, chopped small
    Bell Pepper, Green - 1 cup chopped small
    Mushrooms, fresh, 1.5 cup, chopped small
    Chicken Broth - 99% Fat Free, 3 cup + 1 cup water
    Lentils, 1 cup raw
    Bob's Red Mill TVP, 3/4 cup (any textured veg protein flakes)
    Flax Seed Meal (ground flax), 1/2 cup
    Turkey, Ground turkey, 93% lean, 40 oz
    brown rice, 1 cup cooked
    Spinach, frozen, 1 package (10 oz)
    Egg substitute, liquid (Egg Beaters), .5 cup
    Salt, Pepper to taste
    Favorite dried herbs, 2 Tbs (I like sage and oregano)

Directions

Makes 80 golf ball sized meatballs, so about 20 servings. After browning they can stay warm in a crockpot or cool for the freezer.

Saute all veggies but the spinach for about 10 minutes in a big pot. Add the broth and raw lentils, simmer for 40 minutes. Turn down the heat and add in the TVP and flax meal, these should soak up the extra water. Mix in the cooked brown rice, spinach and seasonings. Let the whole mixture cool down.

At this point, there are only veggies and grains in there, so I usually taste it to see what it needs. Once it is flavorful enough , maybe even a bit over-salty, add in the egg whites and ground turkey. Mix everything really well. Put the balls on cookie sheets and broil for 7-10 minutes to just browned.

Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JODIBIRD1.






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