Last summer in the Gila wilderness we packed some turkey jerky for our meals. It was so flavorful that I tried to recreate the same flavors in these meatballs.
1 pound ground turkey
2 tablespoons dried cranberries, chopped
3 tablespoons bread crumbs
a slice of orange bell pepper (about 4 inches x 0.5 inch), minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 scallion, minced
a few leaves of sage, minced
a sprig of thyme, leaves only
a small sprig of rosemary needles, chopped fine
a sprinkle of paprika
a sprinkle of garlic powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat the oven to 375’F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Mix all the ingredients; then form into balls (about 25 in all).
Place on tray and bake for 20 minutes.
We ate ours with plain rice and a side of grapefruit.