Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Turkey Meatballs with Spicy Harissa Sauce

Your turkey meatballs will never be bland again, not with this spicy harissa sauce.

The harissa sauce is from Tunisia 🇹🇳. It’s made with a variety of peppers (roasted red pepper and hot chili peppers, to name a few), spices and herbs such as garlic paste, coriander seed, saffron, rose and caraway, as well as, vegetable or olive oil.

If you wish to tone it down a bit, put 3 tablespoons of harissa with 3 cups of tomato purée and juice from 1 lemon in a blender and purée until smooth. Taste test to adjust seasonings, like more harissa, if desired.

Trying to keep your carbs as low as possible? Serve with cauliflower rice or vegetable noodles. Serves 4 (12 meatballs) Total Time: about an hour.


1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup almond meal
1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
12 oz lean ground turkey
8 oz ground pork
Harissa Sauce, divided


Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 15x10-inch baking sheet with a nonstick foil. In a large bowl combine the egg, almond meal, green onions, garlic, salt, caraway seeds, black pepper, turkey and pork. Shape into 12 meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes then spoon 2 teaspoons harissa sauce over each meatball and bake an additional 10 minutes or until done. Serve with remaining sauce. Yum Yum!

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