Zaatar Meatballs


For a kid-friendly meal, try serving these meatballs taco style in a tortilla, with some mixed baby greens and tzatziki sauce.  The allspice and cinnamon compliment the zaatar nicely.

  
Zaatar Meatball Ingredients:
1 pound ground turkey
1 egg
4 tablespoons gluten-free all purpose crumbs (I used Orgran), or bread crumbs
1/2 medium onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 teaspoons zaatar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

mint leaves, for serving
tzatziki sauce, for serving

To make zaatar meatballs, combine all Zaatar Meatball Ingredients and mix gently. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer for flavors to meld and to allow meatball mixture to firm up (this makes it easier to form meatballs).  
Wet both hands and make small meatballs, about 1" in diameter. Heat 1/2 cup of water in a deep saucepan. Gently place meatballs in pan, and cook until water is just evaporated, turning meatballs after a few minutes to color all sides. Heat oil in a skillet. Brown meatballs and cook through.

Skewer zaatar meatballs with mint leaves and serve with tzatziki sauce.