Zucchini Turkey Meatballs

Zucchini is an excellent vegetable to include into your diet providing anti oxidants as well as a powerful weight loss tool due to its high water content. Substitute ground beef with lean ground turkey for your burgers and/or meatballs to dramatically decrease your saturated fat intake, while incorporating grated zucchini to bulk up your meal with vegetables which will help you feel fuller, longer.

Zucchini Turkey Meatballs/Burgers

1 package of ground extra lean ground turkey (local, hormone and anti-biotic free)
2 medium green or yellow zucchini, grated
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 one small onion
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce or 1 tsp chipotle chili pepper spice (optional, great for burgers or eating with salad)
1/4 brown rice bread crumbs

Set broiler on high, arranging rack so that burgers will be about 2 inches from the heat.

In a large bowl, combine grated zucchini, salt, onion, garlic, dried basil, oregano, pepper, bread crumbs and then turkey. Mix well and scoop out 12-14 portions.

Place burgers in oven and broil for 7 minutes. Carefully flip each burger and continue to broil for another 7 minutes on the other side. Depending how large your make your meatballs the time can be shorter or longer. Serve warm. Also can be made into turkey burgers!

End results, enjoy!

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