Sweet & Savory Turkey Meatballs over Basmati Rice

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Ready for a new spin on a classic meatball recipe? Here, we used lean ground turkey and incorporated healthy dried apricots to make this dish too good-for-you to be believed. The best part? These meatballs are just as delicious served with pasta.

490
Calories
6g
Fat
40g
Protein
5
Servings

Ingredients

1 1/4 c dried apricots (chopped)
2 small onion (chopped)
1/2 c water
1 T sugar
3/4 T cinnamon
20 oz ground turkey (1 package)
3/4 c plain bread crumbs
1 egg (lighly beaten)
1 1/4 c Stonyfield Organic Plain Lowfat Yogurt
1 1/4 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
1 1/4 c basmati rice (rinsed)
Nutrition Information: 
Serving Size: 
336g
Calories: 
490
Calories from Fat: 
50
Total Fat: 
6g
Total Fat Percent: 
9%
Saturated Fat: 
1.5g
Saturated Fat Percent: 
8%
Cholesterol: 
95mg
Cholesterol Percent: 
32%
Sodium: 
850mg
Sodium Percent: 
35%
Total Carbohydrate: 
76g
Total Carbohydrate Percent: 
25%
Dietary Fiber: 
6g
Dietary Fiber Percent: 
24%
Sugars: 
27g
Protein: 
40g
Protein Percent: 
80%
Vitamin A: 
25%
Vitamin C: 
6%
Calcium: 
15%
Iron: 
25%

Preparation:

Step 1

Heat oven to 400°. Line two rimmed baking sheets with nonstick aluminum foil.

Step 2

Place apricots, onions, water, sugar and cinnamon in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat; cook 5 minutes. Remove apricot mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth.

Step 3

Place turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 1/2 cup of the yogurt, 1 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper in a medium-size bowl and stir in 1/2 cup of apricot mixture until well blended. Shape into about 40 1-inch meatballs, using 1 heaping tablespoon to form each. Place on prepared baking sheets and bake for about 18 minutes or until internal temperature registers 165° on an instant read thermometer.

Step 4

Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions; transfer to a serving bowl. Stir remaining apricot mixture, 3/4 cup yogurt and 1/4 teaspoon salt into rice. Serve immediately with meatballs.

Ingredients

1 1/4 c dried apricots (chopped)
2 small onion (chopped)
1/2 c water
1 T sugar
3/4 T cinnamon
20 oz ground turkey (1 package)
3/4 c plain bread crumbs
1 egg (lighly beaten)
1 1/4 c Stonyfield Organic Plain Lowfat Yogurt
1 1/4 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
1 1/4 c basmati rice (rinsed)
Nutrition Information: 
Serving Size: 
336g
Calories: 
490
Calories from Fat: 
50
Total Fat: 
6g
Total Fat Percent: 
9%
Saturated Fat: 
1.5g
Saturated Fat Percent: 
8%
Cholesterol: 
95mg
Cholesterol Percent: 
32%
Sodium: 
850mg
Sodium Percent: 
35%
Total Carbohydrate: 
76g
Total Carbohydrate Percent: 
25%
Dietary Fiber: 
6g
Dietary Fiber Percent: 
24%
Sugars: 
27g
Protein: 
40g
Protein Percent: 
80%
Vitamin A: 
25%
Vitamin C: 
6%
Calcium: 
15%
Iron: 
25%

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