lazy turkey meatballs

The fastest "meatballs" you'll ever make plus a great recipe for tzatziki sauce!

Lazy meatballs – this recipe by Michael Symon had my name written all over it. This was my kind of recipe – fast!

Well…it’s not exactly a recipe. The meatballs are really simply sausage meat (I used turkey sausage) that has been removed from the casing, shaped into a ball and threaded onto a skewer (they don’t have to be cooked on a skewer though..)

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The sauce is one of the best homemade tzatziki sauce recipes that I have made. Delicious and easy!

The ingredients:
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Greek yogurt, lemon, cucumber, mint, olive oil, and salt/pepper to taste (see recipe below for amounts).

Grill the meatballs up and serve with the sauce!

If you are looking for other quick and tasty recipes, I highly recommend Michael Symon’s book, 5 in 5, which contains 120 recipes that use 5 ingredients and take 5 minutes to cook.

The fastest "meatballs" you'll ever make plus my favorite recipe for tzatziki sauce!

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lazy turkey meatballs
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Serves: 8
For the meatballs
  • 1.5 pounds turkey sausage, removed from casing
For the tzatziki sauce
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup cucumber diced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • salt and pepper to taste
For the meatballs:
  1. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium high heat
  2. Form sausage meat into 16 balls, thread through 8 skewers that have been presoaked for 20 to 30 minutes (if wooden), and flatten slightly
  3. Cook meat for 3 minutes and then flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes
  4. Serve with tzatziki sauce
For the sauce:
  1. Combine all ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Chill until ready to use



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