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Slow Cooker Morroccan Turkey Meatballs with Homemade Whole Wheat Naan
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Resting Time:
2 hrs
Total Time
10 hrs 45 mins
 

Tender turkey meatballs spiked with subtly exotic spices and simmered in the slow cooker with a tangy sweet sauce. Pairs perfectly with easy homemade whole wheat naan!

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Moroccan
Keyword: Moroccan meatballs, slow cooker turkey meatballs, whole wheat naan
Servings: 6
Calories: 511 kcal
Ingredients
For the Moroccan Turkey Meatballs:
For the Sauce:
For the Whole Wheat Naan:
Additionally:
  • Greens (such as spinach, kale, chard, or broccolini, raw, steamed, or sautéed in garlic oil until wilted)
  • Greek yogurt (I used nonfat)
  • Fresh mint
Instructions
Make the Moroccan Turkey Meatballs:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, and lightly mist a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Place the bread and milk in a large bowl and squeeze the mixture together with your hands, breaking up the bread and combining it with the milk.
  3. Add the cooked onion, raisins, spices, and ground turkey. Stir to combine.
  4. Roll or scoop into 1-inch balls and place in the prepared baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden around the edges.

Make the Sauce:
  1. Place all of the sauce ingredients in the crock of a slow cooker, and stir to combine. Add the meatballs and set to "low," for 8 hours.
Make the Whole Wheat Naan:
  1. Sprinkle the yeast over the surface of the warm milk and set aside to proof.
  2. Place the flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Make a well in the center, and add the milk/yeast, yogurt, and oil.

  4. Knead the dough (either by hand or on low speed, using the dough hook attachment), until soft and pliable. (If the dough seems too dry, add a little warm water to bring it together. It should come away from the sides of the bowl, and be soft but not sticky.)

  5. Cover the dough with plastic wrap, and set in a warm place to rise for 2 hours or until doubled in size.
  6. Preheat a cast iron griddle on medium-high heat.

  7. Punch down the dough and divide into balls about the size of a lime.

  8. Roll each ball with a rolling pin, to a thickness of about ¼ inch.

  9. Sprinkle the surface of the dough with water, and place on the hot pan.

  10. When the bottom is brown and there are lots of big bubbles on the surface, flip it and cook it on the other side. If desired, brown the surface over an open flame.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Morroccan Turkey Meatballs with Homemade Whole Wheat Naan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 511 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 1330mg58%
Potassium 1264mg36%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 4163IU83%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 155mg16%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.