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Weight Watchers Turkish Meatball Appetizers

Weight Watchers Turkish Meatball Appetizers

POINTS® Value: 1
Servings: 12
Lean ground beef is combined with bulgur and fragrant spices in this easy party appetizer.
The perfect appetizer for a New Year’s bash.

1/2 cup uncooked bulgur
1 spray cooking spray
1/2 lb. uncooked lean ground beef (with 7% fat)
1/4 cup scallions, sliced
3 TB fresh cilantro, chopped, divided
1-1/4 tsp. minced garlic, divided
1-1/4 tsp. ground cumin, divided
3/4 tsp. table salt, divided
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup plain fat free yogurt
1/4 cup cucumber, finely diced
2 TB radishes, finely diced
1 TB fresh dill, chopped

Cook or soak bulgur according to package directions; drain any excess water and let cool.

Place oven rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 425º F. Coat baking pan with cooking spray.

Put beef, scallions, 2 tablespoons of cilantro, 1 teaspoon each of garlic and cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, paprika, cinnamon and drained bulgur in a large bowl; combine ingredients with your hands until well mixed.

Roll meatball mixture into twenty-four 1-1/4-inch balls; place on prepared pan. Bake until lightly browned and cooked through, about 10 to 12 minutes.

To make dipping sauce: Combine yogurt, cucumber, radish, dill, remaining tablespoon of cilantro, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon each of garlic, cumin and salt in a small bowl; mix well.

To serve, place meatballs on a serving platter with toothpicks and spoon sauce into a small bowl.

Yields 2 meatballs and about 1-1/2 tablespoons of sauce per serving.

Note: You can form the meatballs up to 6 hours before cooking this recipe and keep them refrigerated until you’re ready to cook them. The dipping sauce can be made up to 6 hours ahead, too, but stir in
the cucumber and radish just before serving.

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for larger gatherings.

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July 6, 2009 - Posted by | Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , ,

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