Zesty meatballs

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 187.8
  • Total Fat: 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 94.1 mg
  • Sodium: 359.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 16.8 g

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Saw a similar receip on food network. taste great with garlic mash potatoes or wild rice Saw a similar receip on food network. taste great with garlic mash potatoes or wild rice
Number of Servings: 6


    1 pound lean ground turkey
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 egg, whisked
    3 tablespoons unseasoned whole-wheat bread crumbs
    2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    1 teaspoon Hungarian or hot paprika
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves, about 1 small sprig
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves, about 5 sprigs
    1 teaspoon brown sugar
    1 lemon, zested
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


In a large bowl, gently mix the turkey, garlic, egg, bread crumbs, Worcestershire, paprika, onion powder, oregano, thyme, brown sugar, lemon zest, 2 pinches of salt and a few grinds of pepper in a bowl. Form into mini meatballs, slightly smaller than a golf ball; it should make 28 to 30 meatballs. Warm the butter and oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Transfer the meatballs to the pan and do not disturb for 3 minutes to brown well. Turn, cooking another 3 minutes without disturbing. Keep cooking until browned and cooked on all sides, but still juicy and plump with a spring to the touch. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SISLEY7.

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