• Easy turkey recipes: Southwest Turkey Meatballs from ONIE

Southwest Turkey Meatballs

Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
This easy turkey meatball dinner recipe puts a unique spin on a traditional favorite.


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 slices 100% whole-wheat bread, torn up
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup 50% less sodium beef broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can reduced sodium black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a large bowl, combine turkey, egg whites, bread & pepper. Mix well.
  2. Shape into 16 meatballs, each about the size of a golf ball.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium-high. Add meatballs & cook 15 minutes turn until browned on all sides.
  4. Stir in corn, broth, beans, tomatoes, lime juice & cumin. Reduce heat to medium. Partially cover & cook an additional 10 minutes or until meatballs are cooked thoroughly. Stir in cilantro & serve.



Choose reduced sodium or no-salt-added products such as broth or canned items to decrease sodium.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per recipe
Serving size (305g)
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
    Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 260mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
    Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
    Total Sugars 4g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars
Protein 24g  
Vitamin D 1mcg 6%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 680mg 15%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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One of our family favs. Always a hit.

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