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Tikka Masala Turkey Meatballs with Bulgur Wheat

Tikka Masala Turkey Meatballs with Bulgur Wheat

This dinner recipe is everything you love about Indian food and more. Savory homemade turkey meatballs keep the calories low (under 500 per serving!) while a creamy-spicy Tikka Masala sauce keeps the flavor high.

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servings Makes 6 servings 6
preparation time PREP 20 minutes
total time TOTAL More than 1 hour

Ingredients

  • BULGUR WHEAT
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup quick cooking bulgur wheat
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • MEATBALLS
  • 1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon plain yogurt
  • ⅓ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • GRAVY
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 5 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • slices of lime, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. To make bulgur wheat: In small saucepan bring vegetable broth to boil over medium high heat. Remove from heat and add bulgur wheat, cinnamon stick and lime zest. Cover 50 minutes or until bulgur wheat is tender. Add tomato, parsley, olive oil and salt. Fold ingredients together, cover until ready to serve.
  3. While bulgur is resting, in large bowl combine ground turkey, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, chili powder, thyme, yogurt, breadcrumbs, egg white, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Prepare baking sheet with cooking spray or parchment paper. Form turkey mixture into meatballs 1-inch in diameter and place 1-inch apart on prepared baking sheet. (24 meatballs total.) Bake 22 minutes and until 165°F. in the middle as measured by a meat thermometer. Always cook to well-done. Remove from oven, cover and set aside.
  4. To make gravy: In large skillet over medium-high heat, cook olive oil and onions until golden brown. Add ginger and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add tomatoes and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add turmeric, coriander, cumin, chili powder and sugar. Cook 5 minutes. Add cooked meatballs and coat gravy. Heat 15 minutes. Add yogurt, thyme, salt and pepper.
  5. Serve the Tikka Masala Turkey Meatballs with the flavorful Bulgur Wheat. Garnish with lime slices, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per Serving

Calories300

Protein13g

Carbohydrates29g

Fiber5g

Sugars11g

Fat15g

Cholesterol70mg

Sodium650mg

Saturated Fat3g

MADE WITH

Lean Ground Turkey

Lean Ground Turkey

cooking temperature 165°F

Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Learn how to safely handle turkey

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Tikka Masala Turkey Meatballs with Bulgur Wheat