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Turkey Meatballs with Fire-Roasted Green Chiles

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: About 14 meatballs
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Ingredients

1 hatch chile

1 poblano chile 

1 serrano chile 

1 Anaheim pepper 

1 cup milk 

1 cup panko breadcrumbs 

2 pounds ground turkey, half white meat and half dark meat 

1 cup minced sweet onion 

1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 

4 cloves garlic, minced 

2 large eggs 

2 teaspoons ground cumin 

2 teaspoons kosher salt 

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

Pinch cayenne pepper 

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Over an open flame, roast the hatch, poblano, serrano and Anaheim chile peppers. Roast until the skins are charred and black all over, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove chiles from the flame and immediately place in a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside and allow to steam for 8 to 10 minutes. Once the peppers have cooled, scrape away and discard the charred skin, then remove the stems and seeds. Finely dice the flesh and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the milk and panko and set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, onion, parsley, garlic, eggs, cumin, salt, black pepper, cayenne, panko-milk mixture and diced peppers. Mix all the ingredients together. Using your hands, shape the mixture into golf ball-sized meatballs, about 3 ounces each. Evenly space the meatballs on a baking sheet and place into the oven. Bake until firm and browned, 12 to 14 minutes.
  4. Place the meatballs on a large platter, garnish with cilantro and serve.
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