Recipe: Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatballs

I’ve made these meatballs so many times and forgot to take pictures that I have given up and this sub-par picture will have to do until the next time I make them. These meatballs are great and they have a softer texture and a richer flavor than your average meatball. They’re an added vegetable bonus and they can really stretch out a pound of meat too if you’re on a tight budget (from 16-20 for a pound without sweet potato to 30-36 with the sweet potato).

Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatballs
Yields 36
A nice way to add vegetables to meatballs, stretch your budget, or just enjoy the classic combination of meat and potatoes in one bite
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb ground turkey
  2. 2 cups sweet potato, mashed
  3. 1 onion, finely chopped
  4. 1 egg
  5. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  6. 1/2 cup mixed dry herbs
  7. 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  8. 2 tbsp ketchup
  9. 1 tbsp chili sauce
  10. salt and pepper, to taste
  11. optional spices: cumin, fennel, coriander, paprika
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients well.
  2. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil.
  3. Shape the mixture into meatballs and place on the foil.
  4. Bake in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for 18-25 minutes.
Notes
  1. You can pan fry these also but I bake things because I'm lazy 🙂
Adapted from Jo Cooks
Adapted from Jo Cooks
Mab Made Food http://www.mabdese.net/bento/

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