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Greek Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Looking for an easy Greek Turkey Meatballs recipe? Learn how to make Greek Turkey Meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lhunni

Makes 4 servings



Greek meatballs, otherwise known as Keftedes are traditionally made with lamb or beef and make a delicious appetizer with some tzatziki (cucumber yogurt sauce) for dipping. These meatballs have been lightened using turkey instead along with a secret ingredient... zucchini. Don't tell your kids! FROM http://www.skinnytaste.com

Recipe Ingredients for Greek Turkey Meatballs

1 1/4 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
1 cup zucchini, grated and liquid squeezed out
2 I used Weight Watchers slice whole wheat bread
1/4 cup Bread Crumbs
1 large egg
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/4 red onion, grated
2 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped (less if using dry)
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh spearmint, chopped
1 (g g) (0 g) Olive Oil ) (second+spray)

Recipe Directions for Greek Turkey Meatballs

  1. Wet bread with water, squeezing excess out. Tear into small pieces and place in a large bowl. Combine with turkey, egg, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, mint, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper.

  2. Using a 1/4 cup measure, form each meatball 1/4 cup in size. For best results, refrigerate before cooking to help hold their shape.

  3. In a pan: spray olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan and cook over low heat.

  4. On the grill: clean grill well before cooking and spray grate with oil. Cook on low until cooked through. Makes about 17 meatballs.

Categories

Main Dish, Greek

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 244.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
295
Calories from Fat
112
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.5g
19%
Saturated Fat
3.8g
19%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
147mg
49%
Sodium
311mg
13%
Potassium
213mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
13.7g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3.2g
13%
Sugars
2.2g
Protein
32.7g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 11% Iron 27%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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