Moroccan Turkey Meatballs

Every Monday morning I make my lunches for the week. They usually consist of some variation of ground turkey with a bunch of vegetables. I go between Mexican flavors and Italian. Sometimes I do Asian lettuce cups. Today I tried something different!

Here’s a great weekday lunch recipe for you- Moroccan turkey meatballs! They’re delicious with curried cauliflower.


for the meatballs
1 lb ground turkey (or beef or chicken or lamb)
1 big handful fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 tbs paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

for the sauce
1/2 tbs coconut oil
1 onion, diced
1 tomato, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c tomato paste
1 c chicken stock
1 big handful fresh parsley, chopped

1. Mash up all meatball ingredients in a bowl until well incorporated. Form 1″ balls using wet hands and set aside on a baking sheet in the fridge while you make your sauce.

2. Sauté onion in the coconut oil until translucent in a large, deep stock pot. Add the garlic and spices and sauté just a moment longer. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken stock, and parsley. Bring to a boil and dissolve the tomato paste. Reduce heat to simmer.

3. Carefully place the meatballs into the sauce in a single layer. This might be tricky, so use a spatula to gently push the meatballs to make room for all of them. Cover the pot and simmer for 40 minutes. Take the cover off and simmer for another 15-20 mins to allow the sauce to thicken.


Love this dish! The base recipe came from the book Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan. I simply halved the recipe and made some minor adjustments. Whether you’re eating paleo or not, I highly recommend this cookbook for flavorful recipes!


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  1. Pingback: Curried Cauliflower | Rdkarolina's Blog

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