Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 10, 2006 at 9:23am

Mmmmeatballs. Love ’em. I made up this batch today, most of which I’ll freeze for quick, healthy protein when I need it. Meatballs – healthy? Yes, because these are baked turkey-bulgur meatballs. OMG that sounds revolting, seeing it written that way, but they’re actually absolutely delicious – tender and garlicky – and I figure about 65 cals each at an inch or so across. I’ll rename them when I post the recipe! You could make them smaller and include them in a brothy soup. Or make them as patties for sandwiches. Or put them in a lovely tomato sauce for pasta. Lots of options. The trick is not to pack them too much as you shape them or they’ll end up hard as hockey pucks. (Suz, you can go to town on that line; recipe posted in comments, below.)

Speaking of Suz, we had our Friday Morning Coffee date today, our usual blast! She has lots of stories about their new dog, Sir Digby, a Cavachon pup who is as cute and snuggly as they come. (Nathan and I visited the newcomer on Wednesday after school.) Puppies!

And babies! Have to sneak in this recent pic of my nephew Cooper, ‘cuz he’s so darn cute. He LOVES sweet potatoes and you can tell… How? Check out his little (orange) nose!

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  1. By Sir Digby on November 10, 2006 at 5:40PM

    You know I would still cook these into hockey pucks and would love every bite. Ha! :-)

  2. By Stephanie on November 10, 2006 at 3:50PM

    Tender Turkey Meatballs
    Serves 4-6

    ½ c. bulgur
    1 c. boiling water
    1 small onion, minced
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tsp. dried oregano
    ½ tsp. dried sage
    ½ tsp. dried marjoram
    pinch of nutmeg
    2 tsp. salt
    1 egg, lightly beaten
    1 lb. ground turkey
    non-stick spray

    Put bulgur in a large mixing bowl. Pour boiling water over and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Stir in onion, garlic, spices, salt, and egg. Mix in the ground turkey.

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then spray with non-stick olive oil spray. Pressing lightly (over-packing them makes them tough), form meatballs into 1-inch balls and place them on the baking sheet as you go. Spray meatballs with a bit more of the non-stick spray. Bake for 10 minutes, turn, then bake for another 10 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through.

    Roughly 65 cals per meatball.