Turkey Beet Meatballs

Nutrition Facts
Turkey Beet Meatballs
Amount per Serving
Calories
188
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
3.2
g
20
%
Cholesterol
 
62
mg
21
%
Sodium
 
272
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
4.6
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1.1
g
5
%
Sugar
 
1.8
g
2
%
Protein
 
15.3
g
31
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Yield: 11

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 lbs dark ground turkey
  • 1/2 large red beet (about 1 cup finely grated)
  • 1 large sweet onion (about 1 cup finely grated)
  • 8 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (peeled fresh)
  • 1/2 cup parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

  • Set oven to 375F (the convection roast setting will help create a browning of the outside of the meatball but isn’t necessary if you don’t have convection)
  • Cut the half beet and sweet onion into large chunks.
  • In a food processor, blend the beet, onion, and garlic, and ginger until a fine mealy consistency.
  • In a medium to large bowl, mix the turkey meat, the beet mixture, chopped parsley, turmeric, smoked paprika, and coriander, salt and pepper.
  • Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper and lightly coat with avocado oil.
  • Ideally using a 1 ounce portion scoop, portion into about 55 meatballs. If you don’t have a portion scoop, use a large tablespoon and form a round ball with your hands. Portion into rows on the lightly greased, parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Roast in the oven 15+ minutes until fully cooked inside and lightly browned.

Notes:

Some Varieties:
  • The mixture can be used to make burgers as well (makes about 11 4oz patties)
  • This mixture is loaded with brain boosting ingredients ... in addition to the ginger, turmeric, paprika and coriander, add a dash of cinnamon, cayenne or jalapeno for a little kick.
  • Alternatively, swap out those spices for rosemary, sage, fennel, and/or oregano for a completely different flavor profile while still enhancing your thinker!
  • Fold in minced greens like swiss chard or kale.
Throw a few cauliflower florets, a handful of cut cabbage, or a handful of mushrooms into the food processor along with the beets mixture.
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