Southwest Turkey Meatballs

  • 1 ¼  lbs. lean ground turkey
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed (leave some in for spicier meatballs)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 scallions
  • ¼ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • Pinch oregano
  • Fresh pepper
  • Cooking spray

Lightly spray baking pan with oil.  Preheat oven to 400.

Place jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, and scallions into a small food processor or chopper and pulse a few times until finely minced.

In a large bowl, combine turkey, chopped herbs, bread crumbs, egg whites, cumin and pepper.  Using your hands, mix well and measure ¼ cup meat, then divide in two so you end up with each meatball 1/8 cup in size.  Roll and place on a baking pan.

Bake meatballs at 400 for 15 minutes.  Makes 24 meatballs.