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Zesty Turkey Meatballs with Mint Yogurt Sauce

No recipe image available.There's an air of foreign travel in these meatballs that make a hearty appetizer with drinks, or dinner served with rice and your favorite sides.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed drained and mashed
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon crushed dried oregano
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup plain yogurt
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large deep skillet, or a deep fryer, heat the oil to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl combine turkey, garbanzo beans, egg, oregano, paprika, garlic salt, salt and pepper.
  3. Form into balls about the size of a golf ball. Roll in bread crumbs and deep fry until golden and cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the yogurt, lemon and mint. Drain the meat balls on paper towels. Serve with yogurt mixture on the side.

Makes 6 servings.