MEDITERRANEAN BAKED TURKEY MEATBALLS

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Description

This recipe was shared by A Cedar Spoon in participation with the #Turkey Lovers campaign with the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network.

Ingredients

For the Turkey Meatballs:
1 pound ground turkey
¼ cup dried bread crumbs
1 egg
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup minced shallots
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cayenne red pepper {optional}
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
For the Bowls:
Brown Rice {or grain of your choice-bulgur wheat and quinoa also work great}
Tabbouleh
Diced cucumbers
Chickpeas
Feta Cheese
Hummus

Directions

1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
2
In a large mixing bowl mix together the breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, shallots, parsley, cumin, allspice, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.
3
Add the ground turkey and use your hands to gently mix everything together. Don't over-mix the turkey mixture. Form the turkey mixture into 1-inch turkey meatballs and put on the cookie sheet.
4
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until the meatballs reach an internal temperature of 165ºF.
5
To put together the rice bowls: Place cooked brown rice {or grain of you choice} in a bowl. Top with diced cucumber, tabbouleh, hummus, feta cheese, chickpeas and the turkey meatballs.