Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sagi's Signature Meatballs


Makes 6 servings, 5 meatballs each

Ingredients:

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons all-natural tomato sauce
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, lightly spray large baking sheet with Non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients in large bowl; mix well with clean hands
  3. Roll mixture into 30 1-inch meatballs; place on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until no longer pink in center.
SAGI'S TIP: Meatballs freeze very well. Place 5 cooked meatballs in a ziplock bag and freeze for future meals. You can defrost them in the refrigerator and heat them in a toaster oven or microwave.

SAGI'S VARIATIONS: Experiment with the following ingredient pairings for delicious meatball variations: 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest; 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce and 2 tablespoons fresh parsley; 1 teaspoon cumin and 1 teaspoon chili powder; 2 teaspoons hot sauce and 1/2 teaspoon curry powder; 1 chopped fresh chipotle chile and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro; 2 teaspoons chopped fresh jalapeno pepper and 1/4 cup finely chopped jicama.
1/2 STARCH 3 PROTEIN
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 220 / Fat: 10 g / Saturated Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 109 mg / Sodium: 460 mg
Carbohydrate: 8 g / Fiber: 1 g / Sugar: 0 g
Protein: 25 g