Turkey Meatball Fajita

Happy Tuesday! The recipe of the day is Turkey Meatball Fajita – succulent turkey meatballs with sautéed peppers and onions, wrapped up with some other extras! 🙂

Turkey Meatball Fajita

I’ve never had meatballs in a wrap till now. I’ve missed a lot. These wraps are so rich and juicy you barely need anything else. But because I’m greedy, I had them with sauteed peppers and onions, some hot sauce and a tiny bit of light mayo.

The peppers and onions kind of turned them into fajitas I think, but honestly, cheese, guacamole and other topping would be just too much. As I said, the meatballs, peppers and onions are more than enough. Plus, they work perfectly together and adding other ingredients would spoil the whole thing. 🙂 However, I should’ve made more of the peppers. The kids really enjoyed them and snacked on them. Make sure not to overcook them though. Leave them a bit crunchy, thus they taste much better. 🙂

Turkey Meatball Fajita

Why I used turkey mince? Well, I simply love it. Even though it says it’s lean on the pack and there’s less fat in it, it still tastes amazing – really juicy, which is not typical for lean meat, especially turkey, I guess.

Anyway, I recommend it! Also, it’s supposed to be a healthier option. 🙂 They’re really simple to make – some breadcrumbs, seasoning and one egg. Then simply sautee some peppers and onions and serve on a tortilla wrap! Simple and absolutely delicious!

Turkey Fajita Wrap

Here’s how to make these beautiful Turkey Meatball Fajita Wraps

Turkey Meatball Fajita

Turkey Meatball Fajita

Ingredients

  • 400g turkey mince
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 1tsp dry parsley
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1tsp nutmeg
  • 2tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 small onion, chipped
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • tortilla wraps to serve

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix the turkey mince, chopped onion, breadcrumbs, cumin, nutmeg, parsley and the egg. Season with some salt and pepper to taste and make the meatballs.
  2. Heat a pan with the olive oil and cook the meatballs for approximately 5 minutes on each side or until ready.
  3. In another pan, heat some olive oil and gently sautée the peppers and onions for about 10 minutes.
  4. Serve with some flour tortillas and hot sauce, if wished.
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I added three meatballs on my wrap but it turned that was way too much. Two is actually more then enough, but whatever you fancy, really.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Stay tuned for more coming soon.

And make sure to grab your umbrellas tomorrow. Apparently, it’s going to be a heavy rain. How exciting! 🙂 xx

Oh you can find some more yummy turkey mince recipes here:

Turkey Meatball Pizza

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas

Turkey Meatball Pizza

Happy Thursday! Here’s the recipe of the day – Turkey Meatball Pizza!

Turkey Meatball Pizza

I even made the dough from scratch! Not that it’s too difficult, it just takes a bit more time but it’s totally worth it. Of course, if you’re time-restraint, you can always use shop bought dough.

Turkey Meatball Pizza

So, more about the pizza now..I used Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, cheery tomatoes, sweet red peppers, black olives and a bit of spinach. I love both meatballs and pizza and the idea of having both in one meal sounded really good. For the base, I simply used flour, yeast and olive oil, really simple, but again a bit time-consuming. I topped dit up with tomato sauce and then arranged all the other ingredients. It was quite loaded pizza, succulent and cheesy, one of my favourite thing to have on movie night. 🙂

And the weekend is just one day away so I might have to make this pizza again. 🙂 I don’t know about you but my weekends go by too quickly, really quickly. It seems the anticipation is so long and then you wake up and it’s Monday again. There’s never enough time to relax, cook, meet with friends, watch movies and have fun with the kids. Seriously, we need an extra weekend day.

Turkey Meatball Pizza

Back to the food now…Feel free to add sauces you fancy. I usually add some garlic sauce and of course, lots of hot sauce. But to be honest, this pizza is quite juicy, so you might skip the sauce. But on the other side, meatballs with hot sauce are so tasty. 🙂

Turkey Meatball Pizza

Here’s what you need to make the Turkey Meatball Pizza

Turkey Meatball Pizza
 
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Ingredients
  • 4-5 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 5-6 cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 100g Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 100g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 10 black olives
  • a handful of fresh spinach
  • For the Meatballs:
  • 300g ground turkey
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • For the pizza dough:
  • 500g flour
  • 7g yeast
  • 2tbsp warm milk
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. To make the meatballs - mix all the ingredients in a bowl and shape small balls.
  3. To make the dough - mix the dough ingredients and add warm water as much as needed to make a smooth dough. Knead for about five minutes, cover with a tea towel and leave for about an hour to rise.
  4. When the dough is ready, roll it out and place in a greased baking tray.
  5. Spread the tomato sauce and sprinkle the cheese on top.
  6. Add the peppers, spinach leaves and tomatoes.
  7. Arrange the turkey meatballs on top. Sprinkle some more Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes or until ready.

 

Turkey Meatball PizzaTip: If you use shop-bought dough, you might need to half cook the meatballs before baking the pizza, especially if you make giant ones like me. 🙂 Simply place them in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes. Then you can arrange them on the pizza and bake again.

Turkey Meatball Pizza

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas

Happy Tuesday all! Today’s recipes – Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas – quick, easy, comforting and very cheesy!

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas

I’ve made a whole tray with these succulent wraps (probably about 10) and they were all gone in less than an hour after I served them! 🙂 Can you imagine? We must’ve been really hungry. But these enchiladas were seriously delicious!

I remember thinking to myself, “OK now, I’ll make more so may be we could use some for tomorrow’s lunch”. Yeah, right, didn’t happen that way but they sure were much appreciated by everyone. 🙂

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas

They’re quite budget friendly too. All you need is a bit of ground turkey, fresh spinach & cheese. You can add some tomato sauce, if wished. To tell you a secret, I used ketchup. 🙂 I know, there much better ingredients to use for the enchiladas but this is what I had that was closest to tomato sauce. Well, it’s actually made of tomatoes. I honestly, don’t really fancy ketchup, it’s way too sweet for me, but it worked wonders on the enchiladas. 🙂 So feel free to use any ingredients you’d like. 🙂

I kind of had to hide the spinach in between the turkey and cheese (for the kids) but it worked well and they enjoyed the enchiladas with the hidden spinach. 🙂

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas

For the cheese, I used grated Mozzarella & Cheddar. I would have loved it if I could add some jalapenos but the kids wouldn’t really fancy the enchiladas, would they. 🙂 So, as usual, I added a generous amount of my favourite hot sauce (half a bottle). 🙂

Of course, when making Mexican inspired dishes, there should be some coriander, so I sprinkled some coriander leaves on top. I served the with a sliced avocado and sour cream

I believe I could have these every other day, this is my type of comfort food. 🙂

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas

Here’s how to make these Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas:

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas
 
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Serves: 25
Ingredients
  • 8-10 wraps
  • 450g ground turkey
  • 100g fresh spinach
  • ½ onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1tbsp paprika
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 150g Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 150g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3tbsp ketchup
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh coriander leaves
  • sour cream for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. To prepare the turkey - heat a pan with the olive oil and sweat the onion and garlic for 5 minutes. Add the ground turkey, paprika and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 10 minutes or until ready. If necessary, add some water.
  3. Arrange the wraps - scoop from the ground turkey, add a handful of spinach and wrap it up. Repeat with the rest of the wraps,
  4. Place in a baking tray, spread the tomato sauce or ketchup (if you're using any) and then sprinkle the grated cheese.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with some fresh coriander leaves, sour cream and sliced avocado.

To make them even more filling, you can add some pinto beans in the wraps, or even some lime & cilantro rice. It’ll become a burrito/enchilada but as long as it’s tasty, it doesn’t really matter.

Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas