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Sante Fe Turkey Meatballs

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil divided
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 slices Atkins white bread torn small pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/4 pound pepper Jack (or Monterey Jack) cheese cut 12 equal cubes
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup green salsa

Details

Servings 4

Preparation

Step 1

In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Cook onion 5 minutes, until softened; cool slightly. In a large bowl soak bread in water until soft. Mix in turkey, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper and onions. Divide mixture into 12 portions.

Insert a cheese cube in the center of each portion and form into balls (make sure cheese is completely enclosed).

Heat remaining 2 teapoons oil over medium heat. Cook meatballs 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Mix salsa and chicken broth. Add to skillet, reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Transfer to a plate; spoon sauce over meatballs.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Carbohydrates: 7.5 grams
Net Carbs: 4.5 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Protein: 31 grams
Fat: 23.5 grams
Calories: 364

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