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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Chinese Turkey Meatballs

We love ground turkey in our house. I can't even remember the last time we bought ground beef. So we are always looking for great turkey recipes beyond the basic turkey burgers and turkey tacos such as turkey stroganoff. A few months ago we added another recipe to our list.
I stumbled upon this unique turkey meatballs recipe from Family Fun while looking for something healthy hubby could take to work for lunch along with vegetables. I even calculated the calories for you. You're welcome!


Chinese Turkey Meatballs
From Disney Family Magazine, makes around 30 meatballs
About 43 calories per meatball!

Ingredients:
1pkg lean (93/7) ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Tbsp seasame seed oil
2 Tbsp soy sauce (we use low sodium)
3 Tbsp liquid egg whites or 1 egg (calories calculated using liquid egg whites)
Mix everything together in a bowl and form into about 30 meatballs. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 min. Mine are usually done at 20 minutes - I just cut one open to make sure.


There was also a dipping sauce recipe for the meatballs using brown sugar and soy sauce but we didn't want the extra calories so I haven't ever made it. They taste great plain or with some brown spicy mustard - very low in calories.

We make these at least once a month (for Eric's lunch or for our dinner) since they are so easy to whip up and reheat well. Try them out and let me know what you think!

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1 comment :

  1. Great recipe. Would you be happy to link in to my Meatball edition of Food on Friday? This is the link

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