Updated: Feb 27
This classic recipe gets a simple twist with a bit of spice to change things up a bit. You're definitely going to want to save this as a staple in your recipe box for those nights you just don't feel like cooking, but want something savory & filling.
Leeks are rich in antioxidants, protecting cells against damage from free radicals. They're also a good source of immune-boosting vitamin C, vision-boosting vitamin A, & vitamin K, essential for blood clotting & bone nourishment. Leeks are also known for helping with reducing anxiety levels, boosting immunity, & lowering cholesterol.
Chili peppers are rich in various vitamins and minerals. Including Vitamin C, B6, K1, Potassium, Vitamin A, & Copper. Copper is often lacking in the Western diet, and is an essential trace element, important for strong bones and healthy neurons.
Sesamin & sesamoli are a type of lignan, phytonutrients with antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to help lower cholesterol. Sesame Seeds are an excellent source of copper & other minerals. Packed with a rich mix of nutrients to maintain healthy bones & muscles, & contributes to good overall health.
1 pound lean ground turkey or ground beef
1-1/2 cups minced leek
2 fresh chili peppers, minced
2 tablespoons flour
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons sesame oil
Place all ingredients except sesame oil in large mixing bowl.
Knead by hand until ingredients are well combined. Do not overmix.
Divide mixture into 10–12 portions, about 1/4 cup each. Roll each portion into ball.
Heat sesame oil in large nonstick pan over medium heat.
Add meatballs and panfry, covered, turning occasionally. Cook through until browned on both sides, about 10 minutes.
Pat dry with a paper towel