Turkey Meatballs with Green Chile!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey Meatballs with Green Chile Recipe!

These baked, pepper jack cheese Stuffed Green Chile Meatballs are made with ground turkey, ground oats instead of breadcrumbs and a tomatillo sauce.  This very cool recipe is from “Kevin is Cooking”.

Ingredients:

1 lb ground turkey
4 oz chopped green chile
1/2 cup ground oats or breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 tsp Mexican oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cumin
8 oz package Pepper Jack cheese Sticks
24 oz Tomatillo Sauce or Salsa (about 3 cups)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450°F.  In a mixing bowl add the ground turkey, green chilies, ground oats (or bread crumbs), egg, Mexican oregano, garlic powder, salt and cumin. Mix thoroughly with your hands.  Next, cut 4 cheese sticks into 16 cubes, about 1/2 inch in size. Press each cheese cube into the scoop with turkey mixture and then mold the meat mixture around to completely cover the cheese cube.  Place the meatballs in a greased 9″ x 9″ baking pan. Pour the tomatillo sauce over the meatballs and then cover with aluminum foil to seal. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and bake for 30 minutes with the last 5 minutes uncovered.

Cut 4 cheese sticks into 16 cubes, about 1/2 inch in size. Press each cheese cube into the scoop with turkey mixture and then mold the meat mixture around to completely cover the cheese cube. The cheese is in a 16 oz bag, like string cheese sticks. I like to use Pepper Jack Cheese ones. If you can’t find them, use a block of cheese and cut into 1/2″ cubes. Save remaining cheese sticks for other use.

Click here for Green Chile

Click here for Tomatillo Salsa

 

Leave a Reply