Meatballs are always a crowd pleaser in our house. Whether they are served as an appetizer or dinner entree, everyone always devours them. Myself included. Most meatballs are made with ground beef or pork, but in an effort to lighten things up just a little bit I use ground turkey in this recipe. And when combined with the onions, cumin and Madras curry powder also in this recipe, you might have trouble believing they are a little better for you.
Some of you may be wondering what Madras curry is. Madras curry is a spicier version of curry powder that comes from South India. It has many of the same spices as regular curry like coriander, turmeric and cumin but Madras curry also has the addition of chili peppers. While I don’t find it too spicy, you could also substitute mild curry powder in this dish and still get the wonderful curry flavor.
Curry Turkey MeatballsPrint Recipe
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped fine
- 1 1/2 teaspoons madras curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/3 cup dried plain bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine turkey, onion, curry powder, cumin, kosher salt, egg and bread crumbs in a bowl. Use hands to mix until well combined. Roll into approximately 20 meatballs.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium - high heat. Cook meatballs in batches until browned on all sides. Transfer to a baking dish. Bake meatballs for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
Put some toothpicks in these and they make a great appetizer or serve them along side some rice for a quick weeknight dinner. Enjoy!