Greek Turkey Meatballs Recipe
Author: Nicole Nared-Washington from Brown Sugar Food Blog
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 40 mins
These Greek Turkey Meatballs are made with lean ground turkey and seasoned with Greek-inspired ingredients. Serve with Tzatziki Sauce and pita bread.
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. Ground Turkey
  • 1 c, panko breadcrumbs (or regular)
  • 1 whole egg, beaten
  • ½ tbsp. Fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. Dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. Onion powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • ½ tbsp. Lemon zest
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • ½ c red onion, finely chopped
  • ⅔ c. chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed
  • ½ c. Feta Cheese crumbles
  • ½ c. flour
  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, panko bread crumbs, and egg and mix together until well blended. Next, add the mint, dried oregano, garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper, lemon zest, grated garlic cloves, red onion, chopped spinach, and Feta Cheese and use your hands to mix in with the ground turkey mixture until well mixed and evenly distributed about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Use a cookie scoop about 1-1 ½ inch wide and scoop the batter to make meatballs. Roll into a smooth meatball shape with your hands and set on a plate. Heat a large cooking skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil. Once the skillet is hot, take a meatball and roll into flour just to get coated, shake off excess, and place in the pan. Continue this process until you have filled the pan with enough meatballs. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Transfer the meatball onto the lined baking sheet keeping them about ½ inch apart.
  4. Once the meatballs are cooked on each side, place in the oven for about 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool and serve as desired.
  5. Note: A great condiment to these meatballs is Tzatziki Sauce. For a simple recipe, check it out on this blog post.
Recipe by Brown Sugar Food Blog at https://bsugarmama.com/greek-turkey-meatballs-recipe/