April 13, 2010
Herbed Feta Turkey Meatballs
My mom recently gave me a recipe for turkey burgers that she cut out of a newspaper in 2002. As a huge fan of turkey burgers (whenever I try a new restaurant and see turkey burgers on the menu, I absolutely must order one), I was intrigued by the addition of mint and feta cheese. How very Mediterranean! I simply had to make this recipe right away.
For a bit of a twist, I shaped these into meatballs and substituted a few different herbs than the original recipe called for. The result is a savory turkey meatball with a definite hint of the clean and crisp flavors of basil and mint. These are so flavorful that they don’t need any sauces – just serve alongside pasta tossed with olive oil and you’ll have a marvelous meal. The recipe would also make a pretty tasty burger, which I plan to do very soon.
Herbed Turkey Feta Meatballs
1 lb ground turkey
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 leek, finely chopped
1 tbs fresh basil, finely chopped
1 tbs fresh mint, finely chopped
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp savory
salt and pepper to taste
Mix above ingredients together in a large bowl. (I find it easy and fast to use my hands.) Shape the mixture into meatballs or burgers, as you wish. I find this makes about 19 golf ball-sized meatballs.