Turkey meatballs, cilantro-lime rice

by Hannah McClure

While meatballs are traditionally made with beef and pork, turkey meatballs are a great alternative and provide a great flavor to classic meatball dishes. For me, the alternative comes down to an intolerance to beef. I was in my early 20s when I noticed that every time I ate meat I got so sick I had to completely cut it out of my diet. any
It means that turkey and chicken have taken the place of beef in almost everything. I have since learned to add venison and pork. However, for meatballs and burgers, turkey is still king in my kitchen. With a few simple ingredients, you can easily prepare this delicious and healthy dish. Hope you all enjoy.


1 pound ground turkey (93% is best)
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
2 eggs (if you have large or jumbo eggs, use just one and start with less panko)
2 tablespoons of taco seasoning of your choice
2 tablespoons of thinly sliced ​​green onions
2 minced garlic cloves
Cilantro Lime Rice:
1½ cups long grain white rice
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2¼ cups of water
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup chopped cilantro
Juice and zest of one finely grated lemon


In a medium bowl, mix turkey, panko, eggs, taco seasoning, scallions, and minced garlic until well combined.

Once mixed, a tablespoon of the meat is poured in and rolled into a ball. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and repeat until the meat mixture turns into meatballs. Make sure to leave a little space between all of the meatballs.

Bake the meatballs for 15 to 20 minutes at 400°F.

While the meatballs are cooking, prepare the cilantro-lime rice as follows: In a medium skillet, brown rice in olive oil over medium heat.

Once the rice begins to brown slightly, add the water, zest, and salt.

Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and leave for 10 minutes.

Add lemon juice and cilantro and stir until fully combined.
Serve the turkey meatballs over the cilantro-lime rice and enjoy!
*Note: Refrigerated cooked meatballs can be stored in the freezer for future meals for up to three months.

Hannah McClure She is an old housewife and mother of four from Ohio. Gardening, beekeeping, sewing, raising seasonal chickens/hogs, baking/cooking from scratch are some of the things you enjoy doing in housekeeping. She is always learning and always chasing after her young.
Find Hannah on Instagram @muddyoakhennhouse.

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