Sunday, February 27, 2011

Yummy Mexican Turkey Meatballs

This was my first attempt at making meatballs and they turned out really good! I found the recipe from Better Homes and Gardens, but modified it a bit.

2 eggs
2/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tsp garlic paste (or fresh garlic cloves)
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
2 lb ground turkey ( I just used 1 package and it was fine 1.25 lb)
2 tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking pan with nonstick spray.

In large bowl mix eggs, bread crumbs, cilantro, garlic, oregano, 1 1/2 tsp of chili powder, salt, and cumin.

Add turkey and mix all ingredients together.

Form 2 inch meatballs and place on baking pan.

Combine oil and remaining chili powder and brush on meatballs.

Bake for 22-25 min

I wanted to have rice with the meatballs, so I decided to cook the rice and then added a bit of cream of onion soup and salt and pepper to taste. It turned out to be a great combination. I finally found something new to make that doesn't take all day to prepare!


Holly Ann said...

Those look really good! So glad you stopped by my blog - I'm following you too now!

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Hi thanks for stopping my my blog - I'm following you now too :o) Scarlett x

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! Looks so yummy, I love the spices and herbs you have added.

laxsupermom said...

They look tasty! I love spicing up my meatballs with unexpected flavors like cumin, so these are right up my alley. Thanks for sharing.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Yummo! I love turkey meatballs, but these have a twist. thanks for sharing and joining in the newbie party.!

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

YUM! They look good. My OH is the chef in this house, I'll have to see if I can convince him to cook these up for us ;)

Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my blog!

Baye said...

I like the combination of the rice and meatballs. I tend to think of them only with spaghetti (which is dumb.) Thanks for expanding my cooking horizons. New follower. I need some dinner ideas!

Tori said...

Yum! Thanks for commenting! As for using pop tart boxes? Genious! I'm totally gonna have to try that! :)
PS- I'm your newest follower!