Ground Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggies and White Rice

Ground Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggies and White Rice

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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 🙂

 

Happy Cooking!

 

Ingredients Turkey meatballs:

Ground Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggies and White Rice

1 lb. ground turkey
 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.

 Ground Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggies and White Rice

 

Ground Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggies and White Rice

Place seasoned ground turkey into bowl and add egg, bread crumbs, butter and green onions.
Mix together – I prefer my hands.
Make meatballs, line baking sheet with foil – that is if you want easier clean up -, rub foil with butter and place turkey meatballs on baking sheet.
 Ground Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggies and White Rice
Place in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until completely done in the middle.

 

 

 

Ingredients Teriyaki sauce:

Ground Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggies and White Rice

1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
5 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water

 

 

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.

Ground Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggies and White Rice

 

 

Ingredients vegetables:

 Ground Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggies and White Rice

3 tablespoons butter or olive oil
½ onion chopped
1 diced garlic clove
½ green bell pepper chopped
½ red bell pepper chopped
2 cups broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
1/3 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon soy sauce

 

 

Directions vegetables:

 Ground Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggies and White Rice

In a pan, on medium heat, sauté chopped onions, garlic and bell peppers in butter or olive oil.
Turn pan on low heat and add broccoli. Stir in broccoli and add red pepper and soy sauce.
 Ground Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggies and White Rice
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.

 

 

Ground Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggies and White Rice

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