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Moroccan Turkey Meatballs


Not rated yet   1 Comments Published Sep 12, 2017   Updated Jun 02, 2023

It has been quite some time since I have posted up a new baby-led weaning dinner recipe or wrote a new post. This summer was probably the most jam-packed summer of my entire life and it started with a badly broken ankle. Yes, I was being ‘competitive Mom’ and trying to win at a family-friendly(ish) game of badminton, which I can tell you now I will never be playing again. It resulted in the rest of my summer, being confined to wearing what I can only describe as a moon boot. No swimming in the sea or going for long walks in the park and absolutely no standing on chairs in the garden photographing food. So, I have a really good excuse for the lack of new goodies on Baby Led Feeding.

Moroccan Turkey Meatballs. Recipe image for recipe. Homemade Baby Food Recipes perfect for little hands. Delicious baby weaning recipe from Aileen Cox Blundell author of The Baby Led Feeding Cookbook.

The exciting news (for me) though, is that last week the boot finally came off, and in true me style, it only took me one day to be back cooking up a storm and standing on chairs doing a balancing act of holding my reflector in one hand, and camera in the other.

This recipe is one of many to come and is one of my favourite photos ever. My little ones absolutely devoured this dish on the spot! The flavours are really unusual but they work so well together and all of the ingredients are easy to find in your local Dunnes Stores.

Serve with fresh basil leaves, couscous a drizzle of olive oil and some steamed veggies and you have the most delicious, flavoursome dinner ever! The meatballs are perfect for baby-led weaning dinner as they are so soft, nutritious and are the perfect size for those little hands to pick up and put into their own mouths. If you’re a worried Momma or Dad then don’t be, meatballs are actually one of the safest ways of getting your baby to eat meat because the meat is minced, it breaks apart really easily in their little mouths.

Hopefully, this will be a recipe you make time and time again and if you could share with your family and friends I will love you F.O.R.E.V.E.R!

I can’t wait to hear what you think and if you have any feedback then comment below as I would love to hear from you.

Aileen & Oscar xoxoxo

Moroccan Turkey Meatballs

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 adults + children
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Delicious baby-led weaning dinner! Turkey meatballs that are soft & easy for little hands to manage & full of yummy flavours.

Method

  • Pre-heat oven to 180ºC.
  • Add all of the ingredients for the meatballs to a large bowl and mix well.
  • Divide the mixture into 15 even parts and using your hands roll into little balls.
  • Place into a baking dish, then cover the dish with tin foil and bake for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes remove the foil and bake for a further 10 minutes until cooked through.
  • While the meatballs are cooking, heat the rapeseed oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
  • Gently fry the onion until soft then add the garlic and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Add the tomato puree, chopped cherry tomatoes, and spices and stir well. Cook for 5 minutes over a low heat until the tomatoes are heated through.
  • To serve scatter the sauce over the meatballs, sprinkle over the basil leaves and add a light drizzle of olive oil.
  • 8. Serve with warm cous cous.

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Recipe Notes & Tips

These meatballs are a great meal to make ahead of time and freeze. Just portion either into little baby sized meals or all together in a family sized portion for those busy, rainy days.
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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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Leave a comment:

Kat
9.20.2017

Hi Aileen, just wondering if you forgot to add an egg to the list of ingredients? Made these for dinner today and they were quite dry and crumbly. Lovely flavours though!

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