Turkey Meatballs with a twist

Our farm manager share his recipe for Turkey Meatballs and frankly, they are the best I have EVER tasted! Max Arteaga is a really great cook – makes a terrific Paella and more! Here is one of his best! This is really low in fat – and since the balls are not fried – it reduces the calorie count too! turkey-meatballs-in-sauce Turkey Meatballs with a Twist Ingredients

  • 1 lb of ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup of raw rice ( rinsed and drained)
  • 3 cloves of garlic chopped fine
  • 1 Large white sweet onion chopped fine
  • 1 sprig of mint – chopped medium fine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Tomato Sauce ( home made or canned pasta sauce)
  • Rice steamed cooked in rice cooker – for 4


  1. Mix all the ingredients together except the tomato sauce.
  2. Make balls out of the mixture
  3. Then bring the sauce to a boil and put the balls into it – simmer at low heat for 45 minutes or until the balls and the rice in them is cooked ( I always keep one ball for tasting to check on doneness)
  4. Serve with steamed white basmati or jasmine rice and a green and red salad ( tomatoes, red peppers, radishes and garlic chives on mixed greens with light dressing

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