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Is it seriously MAY already? Where has this year gone? My daughter is gearing up for her last few weeks of preschool, and then she’s excited for more time with her sprinkler and slip ‘n slide. My husband is excited for more warm weather to fire up the grill. We’ve already been talking about Memorial Day cookouts and new recipes to try. He’s always been a hamburger and hot dog man, but this year we are both making an effort to improve our eating habits. When I suggested that we try a few recipes that substitute turkey for his usual beef, he was a bit skeptical. However, he took one bite of these Grilled Turkey Meatballs, and they won him over!
- 1.25 pounds ground turkey– For these meatballs, I’m using ground turkey from Shady Brook Farms. Shady Brook Farms works with more than 700 independent farmers. Their turkeys are raised without growth promoting antibiotics, and their products are available at a reasonable price. The USDA Process Verified seal that is located on the product packaging lets you know that the turkey that you are purchasing was raised without growth-promoting antibiotics.
- 1 large carrot, finely grated
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon pizza seasoning
- wooden skewers
In a large bowl, mix all the above ingredients (except the skewers, of course!) until thoroughly combined.
Form the mixture into 1-inch balls and place on the wooden skewers. Place the skewers on a pre-heated grill and cook until completely cooked through. Remember to always cook turkey to an internal temperature of 165 degrees fahrenheit.
Remove from grill and serve with your favorite veggie sides.
Even my kids liked these meatballs! They never even guessed that I had added carrots inside. Think of all the veggies that I could sneak into this recipe! I’ll have to try zucchini the next time.
I love this recipe so much that I’ve entered it into a Memorial Day recipe contest! I would love it if you could help me out by voting for my Grilled Turkey Meatballs. Simply look for the above photo in the below contest widget when voting!
For this recipe, I am using ground turkey from Shady Brook Farms. Shady Brook Farms is a great resource for turkey products that are raised without growth-promoting antibiotics. Look for their products- ranging from ground turkey, sausage, tenderloins, burgers and more- at your local grocer.