Cilantro Turkey Meatballs at home
As cooks, we all have an internal yin and yang, don’t we? Two sides to each of us — Yang wants to cook awesome, Pinterest-worthy meals on a nightly basis. Yin, however, knows that’s not possible when you have a full-time job and
eight shows recorded on your DVR a hectic social life. My own yin and yang had a convo inside my head just the other night.
Yin: “So, we have this ground turkey breast. Let’s make turkey spaghetti, with sauce from the jar, like we do every… single… week. It only takes 10 minutes.”
Yang: “Why don’t you stop being such a lazy piece of garbage and cook a decent supper for once this week? Get it together!”
(See, Yang can be a real bee-yotch.) But she won this particular battle. The result? These cilantro-turkey meatballs on a bed of cous cous.
In the meatballs:
- 1 lb. ground turkey breast
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- A couple splashes of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup diced green onion
- 1 minced garlic clove
- A handful of diced (fresh, duh!) cilantro
- Salt, pepper, oregano to taste
Bake on a Pam-med cookie sheet for 15 minutes on 400 degrees.
The cilantro gives the meatballs an interesting flavor, and makes them look pretty. Serve with some arugula, a dollop of Greek yogurt if that’s your thing, and call it a day.
Yang was stoked to eat this meal, and you will be, too.