Turkey Beet Meatballs | Kid-Friendly Recipe
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Turkey Beet Meatballs | Kid-Friendly Recipe
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Having a tough time getting your child to eat meat? These pretty turkey beet meatballs are sweeter than most meatballs and the fun pink colour excites a child's visual senses. Unlike other meatballs, they contain more fibre (thank you beets) so they won't constipate your little one. You can pair them in a larger stew, use them on top of pasta with sauce or just leave them plain for little fingers to grasp.

They are egg-free, easy to make and a handy staple in my son's diet. They are great for the entire family - even my husband can't keep his paws off of them!

Benefits of:

Turkey: Turkey is a very rich source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6 and the amino acid tryptophan. It also contains zinc and vitamin B12.

Basil: Great to help boost your little one's immune system and help fight off pre-existing infections.


Beet Balls
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Photography By: Lauren Cheong Photography

Ingredients:

 500 g ground lean Organic Turkey
 1 Beet (raw - grated finely)
  cup Applesauce
 ½ Onion (chopped finely)
 2 cloves of Garlic (minced)
 1 tbsp Ghee or Butter
 2 tbsp Basil (chopped finely)
 1 tsp Salt
 ½ tsp Black Pepper
 ½ tsp Cumin

Directions:

1

Over low heat, slowly sauté the onion in 1/2 tbsp ghee for 3 minutes or until translucent.

2

Combine all ingredients (including the cooked onion) in a large mixing bowl and work through with your hands until well incorporated.

3

Roll into small balls (1 inch around).

4

Heat 1/2 tbsp. of ghee in a large frying pan on medium heat. Keeping the pan covered, cook the meatballs until they are browned on all sides and cooked through, this is around 15 minutes depending on how many meatballs you cook at a time. Move the meatballs around a little to ensure all sides are being cooked well. I personally like to cook about 8 meatballs at one time.

An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre should read at least 165 degrees F.

IMPORTANT: Avoid high heat as the beetroot will caramelize and can easily burn.

5

Cool before sharing with little ones.

NOTE: If you are unsure whether the meat is cooked through. You can make these little balls into little meat patties instead. This will increase the surface area and ensure the inside is cooked well enough.

Ingredients

 500 g ground lean Organic Turkey
 1 Beet (raw - grated finely)
  cup Applesauce
 ½ Onion (chopped finely)
 2 cloves of Garlic (minced)
 1 tbsp Ghee or Butter
 2 tbsp Basil (chopped finely)
 1 tsp Salt
 ½ tsp Black Pepper
 ½ tsp Cumin

Directions

1

Over low heat, slowly sauté the onion in 1/2 tbsp ghee for 3 minutes or until translucent.

2

Combine all ingredients (including the cooked onion) in a large mixing bowl and work through with your hands until well incorporated.

3

Roll into small balls (1 inch around).

4

Heat 1/2 tbsp. of ghee in a large frying pan on medium heat. Keeping the pan covered, cook the meatballs until they are browned on all sides and cooked through, this is around 15 minutes depending on how many meatballs you cook at a time. Move the meatballs around a little to ensure all sides are being cooked well. I personally like to cook about 8 meatballs at one time.

An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre should read at least 165 degrees F.

IMPORTANT: Avoid high heat as the beetroot will caramelize and can easily burn.

5

Cool before sharing with little ones.

Turkey Beet Meatballs | KID-FRIENDLY RECIPE

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