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Turkey-Date Meatballs with Lentils and Yogurt Sauce Recipe

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Ground turkey meets slightly sweet chopped dates in these healthy, baked meatballs adapted from a recipe in Food & Wine Magazine. Accompanied by lentils simmered in cinnamon and garlic and a tangy yogurt sauce it's a complete meal ready in just a little over 1 hour.

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Servings: 4
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Directions

  1. For the Turkey Meatballs:
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey with the bread crumbs, dates, eggs, sesame seeds, sesame oil, salt, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Form the turkey mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Spread the meatballs on a lightly oiled large rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, turning once, or until browned on the bottom and cooked through.
  3. Cinnamon-Garlic Lentils:
  4. While the meatballs are cooking, prepare the lentils. In a medium saucepan, cover the lentils, garlic and cinnamon stick with 2 inches of water; bring to a boil. Simmer over moderately low heat until the lentils are tender, about 25 minutes. Drain the lentils and transfer to a bowl; pick out and discard the seasonings. Stir the olive oil and vinegar into the lentils and season with salt and pepper.
  5. For the Lemon-Herb Yogurt Sauce:
  6. Whisk together the yogurt with the lemon juice, cilantro or mint, and lemon zest, and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Assemble and Serve:
  8. Serve the meatballs with the lentils and yogurt.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 367g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 857  
Calories from Fat 274 32%
Total Fat 30.74g 38%
Saturated Fat 7.2g 29%
Trans Fat 0.31g  
Cholesterol 202mg 67%
Sodium 1732mg 72%
Potassium 1258mg 36%
Total Carbs 100.73g 27%
Dietary Fiber 20.2g 67%
Sugars 31.53g 21%
Protein 46.35g 74%

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