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Grilled Middle Eastern Turkey Meatballs

Photo: David Tsay
Prep time 30 mins
Grill time 6 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Total time 1 hr, 36 mins
Yield Makes 16
Grilled Middle Eastern Turkey Meatballs are a great pick-up appetizer or main dish. Serve in flatbread and top with Avocado-Mint Tzatziki.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices firm white sandwich bread, torn into pea-size pieces
  • 1 pound ground dark meat turkey
  • 1/2 cup minced red onion
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Avocado-Mint Tzatziki
  • Flatbread, cut into squares

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°).

  2. Combine first 14 ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stirring until well blended. Divide mixture into 16 portions; shape each portion into a cylinder. Brush each meatball evenly with olive oil.

  3. Grill meatballs, turning once, 6 to 10 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with Avocado-Mint Tzatziki and flatbread.