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Turkey & Quinoa Meatballs In Lettuce Wraps

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 4
  • 15 min
  • 40 min
  • $
Erin Green
adapted fromCookin Canuck Blog

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • pinch of freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 head butter lettuce (about 8 leaves)

Directions

Prep: 1. Cook quinoa: combine quinoa and water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until quinoa has absorbed all the water (or make in a rice cooker). 2. Meanwhile, finely chop onions and parsley, mince garlic. 3. Preheat oven to 350 and grease large baking sheet. Make: 1. In a large bowl, mix well: ground turkey, cooked quinoa, chopped onion, garlic, parsley, dried chile flakes, soy sauce, oregano, ground pepper and egg. 2. Form meatballs into approximately 1 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet 3. Bake until firm and cooked through, about 20 minutes. 4. Serve meatballs in lettuce leaves.

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