Spiced Turkey Kebabs
These easy-to-make turkey kebabs are a tasty way to make the whole family happy! The spices add flavor but not heat however if you wanted these spicy, just increase the chili powder and even consider adding a finely chopped fresh green chili! Consider even spicing up your spaghetti night by adding in these as the "meatballs"!
Cuisine: Indian
  • 1 pound of ground turkey (I get the 85% lean for the kids)
  • 1 teaspoon or a bit more chopped fresh garlic or paste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste (fresh grated ginger is a good way to make this)
  • ½ onion chopped finely
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • a squirt of ketchup (occasionally)
  • 3-4 tablespoons of yogurt (gauge the wetness of the meat as you don't want it too wet, although you could always add more breadcrumbs)
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs - I use the fresh ones with Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • sometimes I shred carrots in there or put in carrot or zucchini puree (but not enough that they can see the veggies)
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder (use much more for spicier kebabs)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl together and mix and mash well.
  3. Shape these into balls or usually small oblong kebabs and set aside until they are all rolled.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil on a skillet over medium heat until the oil is hot but not smoking.
  5. Pan fry the kebabs in batches to brown on each side, setting them aside on a paper-towel lined plate until they are all done.
  6. Then space them an inch or so apart on a lined baking sheet and bake in oven at 400 degrees for around 8-9 minutes.
Recipe by Shef's Kitchen at http://shefskitchen.com/2015/11/02/spiced-turkey-kebabs-for-kids/