Ground Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggies and White Rice
Around 2 or 3 o’clock the question starts to creep into my head: ‘what are you gonna do for dinner, what are you gonna do for dinner?’ Since we only eat chicken, turkey and fish (at least 4 out of 5 of us do on a regular basis) my protein rotation is limited. These are the times when I am forced to modify one of the meals I grew up eating or come up with something different. We eat a lot of ground turkey, but after burgers and spaghetti what else is there to do? Well, this week I tried something different, crossing my fingers and my toes that the two youngest kiddos would eat it. And they did! Hopefully this will be a winner for you too!
Full disclosure on this meal…this will take a second. (But it’s worth it!!)
Servings: 2 grown people, 1 teen girl and 1 growing seven year old boy and 1 almost 6 year old girl. Prep Time: 30 mins (Realistically, with kids around maybe 40 mins) Cook Time: 45 mins -1 hour Total Time: 1.5hour (Equivalent to one episode of the local news, one of the evening news and Jeopardy – I like to watch TV while I cook 🙂
Ingredients Turkey meatballs:Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Seasoning Pepper Garlic powder Onion powder Ginger 1 egg 1 cup bread crumbs 1/3 cup melted butter 3 chopped green onions
Directions Turkey meatballs:Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use a sheet of aluminum foil (about the size of a sheet pan, 18”X 26”). Place sheet on counter and spread out ground turkey about the same size of aluminum foil. Sprinkle seasonings as if you were seasoning burgers. (I found this method is better to make sure I don’t end up with tasteless meatballs – ugh). Once you have seasoned one side use another sheet of aluminum foil, same size and place over seasoned side. Flip aluminum foil and season the other side of ground turkey.
Place in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until completely done in the middle.
Ingredients Teriyaki sauce:
Directions Teriyaki sauce:Mix ginger, garlic powder and brown sugar in a sauce pan and begin heating. Mix cornstarch and cold water in a cup and dissolve. Add to sauce in pan. Heat until sauce thickens to desired thickness. Add water to thin if needed. Add cooked turkey meatballs to sauce.
Directions vegetables:Let pan simmer for about 3-5 minutes longer, making sure broccoli does not get mushy or too tender. We like our broccoli with a little crunch to it. That way I make sure we still are getting some of those good nutrients.
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