Spicy Leek Meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
1 pound lean ground turkey or ground beef
1 1/2 cups minced leeks (white and light green part only, about one bunch)
2 fresh chili peppers, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste
1. Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Knead well by hand until the ingredients are thoroughly
combined, but do not over-mix.
2. Divide the mixture into 10-12 equal portions, about 1/4 cup each. Roll each portion into a ball.
3. Heat the cooking oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and pan-fry,
covered, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Drain
on a paper towel.
Serve over a bed of simple steamed greens.
Place meatballs into freezer to freeze and pop into a soup for a quick dinner option.
Recipe courtesy of Integrative Nutrition 2010