Turkey Spinach Meatballs

Turkey Spinach Meatballs… Sounds gross, I know.

Even looks kind of gross, no?

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But I came across this recipe while trying to use up some ingredients, and was pleasantly surprised.

They couldn’t be easier to prepare, either.

Chances are, you already have most of these ingredients…

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Just dice some onion, garlic, and fresh ginger (I was out of fresh ginger, so just used some dried, but PLEASE use fresh if possible!)…

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Then throw it all together in a bowl…

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And mix it up really well with your hands.  Go ahead, dig right in!

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Then scoop and shape into balls.

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You can either cook these in a little olive oil on the stovetop, boil them in a soup or some broth, or do what I did and just give them a little sear in a skillet then bake them off at 350 until cooked through.  By searing them in a touch of olive oil first, you are making sure all the juices stay inside the meatballs and saving yourself the time of standing over the stove cooking meatballs 🙂  These are great served with a light lemon and caper pasta, or just with a little rice pilaf and some steamed veggies!

 

Turkey Spinach Meatballs

1 lb. ground turkey

1 package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed

2 Tbsp diced onion

1/2 C. oat flour (or breadcrumbs, I just can’t have wheat!)

1/4 C. grated parmesan cheese

2 eggs

1 tsp. grated fresh ginger

1 clove garlic

2 tsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce

Combine all ingredients, then sear in hot skillet lightly coated with olive oil.  Finish in oven at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or cooked through with an internal temperature of 165.

 

 

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