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Turkey Meatballs and Dumplings in Chipotle

Turkey Meatballs and Dumplings in Chipotle
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 17
  • Servings 6

Meatballs are a simple but very tasty dish. At home I make my meatballs out of ground turkey or chicken, and they're always a success. When I prepare for a soccer match, I don't like to overcomplicate things; after all, I love watching and enjoying the game too! These turkey meatballs with dumplings are very easy to prepare if you're looking to feed a large group. They can even be cooked a few days in advance to save time and also let the flavors soak in. I invite you to prepare this recipe for turkey meatballs and dumplings in chipotle to delight all your fellow soccer fans. Let's get cooking! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

To prepare the meatballs

1
lb low-fat ground turkey
1
whole egg, beaten
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
teaspoon ground black pepper
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup bread crumbs
1/2
cup white onion, finely chopped
1/2
cup chopped cilantro

For the sauce

6
cups chicken broth
2
cups tomato puree
1/2
cup canned chipotle peppers
1
tablespoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
4
cups carrots, cleaned, peeled and sliced (can be frozen)

For the dumplings

2
cups cornmeal
1/2
cup warm water
1
teaspoon salt

Directions

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  • 1
    For the meatballs: Pour the ground beef in a metal bowl and add the beaten egg, seasonings and breadcrumbs.
  • 2
    Combine well with your hands and form medium-sized balls.
  • 3
    Place the meatballs on a tray lined with wax paper.
  • 4
    For the sauce: Wash your hands and prepare the broth. For this, use a deep pot or one that you use to cook soup.
  • 5
    Add the tomato puree and chipotle to the chicken broth. Then add the cumin, salt and pepper. Stir and mix well and let the broth come to a boil.
  • 6
    For the dumplings: Combine the cornmeal with salt and a little water to make a soft dough.
  • 7
    Form small balls of dough and set aside on a plate.
  • 8
    When the broth is hot, add the carrots and meatballs one by one.
  • 9
    Finally, add the dumplings. Cover and cook the meatballs and dumplings over medium heat without stirring the dumplings. The meatballs are done when the broth achieves a thick consistency.

Expert Tips

  • To make this dish less spicy, use only 1/3 cup of chipotle puree. Make the puree by blending canned chipotles in a blender.
  • You can use ground beef or chicken if you prefer.
  • Serve with slices of avocado.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Meatballs are a simple but very tasty dish. At home I make my meatballs out of ground turkey or chicken, and they're always a success. When I prepare for a soccer match, I don't like to overcomplicate things; after all, I love watching and enjoying the game too! These turkey meatballs with dumplings are very easy to prepare if you're looking to feed a large group. They can even be cooked a few days in advance to save time and also let the flavors soak in. I invite you to prepare this recipe for turkey meatballs and dumplings in chipotle to delight all your fellow soccer fans. Let's get cooking!

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