Introduction: Mexican Inspired Turkey Meatballs

About: Hi! I'm Laura. I'm 37 years old and live in the beautiful town of Twickenham. When I'm not working in the world of computing I'm watching food programmes, looking for inspiration for new recipes or in the k…

This morning I woke up and had no idea what I wanted to make and the only craving I had was for my normal weekend morning breakfast (English muffin, one half with margarine, the other with margarine and strawberry jam).

I browsed all of my favourite sites for inspiration - Foodgawker, AllDishes, BBC Food...still nothing.  I thought back to the last week and what my colleague Kin cooked - he always has AMAZING food - but again, nothing.  In the end I just went to the supermarket and decided to browse the aisles.

The it hit me.  I wanted lime, coriander, spice....this calls for Mexican!

So here you go, my Mexican inspired turkey meatballs which I am having tonight with a side of nachos and plan on using the leftover meatballs for my lunches next week!

Step 1:

The recipe is for a small portion of meatballs, about 10, as I wanted to save the rest of the turkey for lunches later on in the week...

Pre-heat your oven to 200C (fan oven).

Mix all of the ingredients together - it's best to do this with your hands to make sure everything gets really well combined.

Step 2:

Form balls out of the mixture, about an inch and a half diameter.

Place the meatballs on a baking tray (I line mine with foil and greaseproof paper to save on washing up!)

Step 3:

Bake the meatballs for about 20 minutes until golden and cooked all of the way through.

Step 4:

I didn't make a sauce to go with the meatballs but it would be really easy to make a nice tomato sauce with coriander, cumin, garlic and red onion or you could serve with seasoned cous cous, a bulgar wheat salad or just on their own as a starter of canapé.

250g turkey mince
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon onion granules
1/4 red onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons jalapeño sauce
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 egg
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
Approx 8 stems coriander (including stalk) finely chopped

Step 5:

P.S. As mentioned I had took these bad boys to work with me for lunch - I made a bulgar wheat salad and teamed the meatballs with salsa and refried beans.  Delicious!

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