Turkey Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce

Ingredients: Ground turkey, black beans, tomatoes, spinach, onion, breadcrumbs, chipotles in adobo, jalapeno, cumin, brown sugar, salt, pepper, cinnamon.

This meal kit contains

  • seasoned ground turkey
  • spinach
  • black beans
  • chipotle tomato sauce
  • onion & jalapeño

You will also need

  • any kind of cooking oil (for example, olive oil, canola oil, vegetable oil)
  • salt and pepper
  1. Add the chipotle tomato sauce, along with half a cup of water to a medium-sized pot. Turn the heat up to medium, and allow the sauce to come to a simmer.
  2. While the sauce is heating, using your hands, take about 1.5-2 tbsp of seasoned turkey at a time and make 1-inch meatballs. If you have kids, this is a great step to have them help with! You should end up with approximately 6-8 meatballs per serving, depending on how large you made them.
    Not picky about the shape of your meatballs? Check out the tips and tricks section at the bottom of the page for a quick and easy shortcut for shaping the turkey!
  3. Add the meatballs to the simmering sauce. Cover the pot and cook, stirring occasionally (stir carefully to try not to break apart the meatballs), for 14-15 minutes, or until meatballs are tender and cooked all the way through (if you break one apart, there should be no pink in the middle).
  4. While the meatballs are simmering, heat a splash (a spoonful or two) of cooking oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the onion and jalapeño and cook for 2-3 minutes, until onion starts to turn fragrant and clear. Add the black beans, along with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. Let the black beans cook until the meatballs are done. Once the meatballs are done, turn off the heat for the meatballs, and add the spinach to the pot with the black beans, along with another pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes more, or until the spinach begins to wilt (shrinks in size, loses its shape, and turns a vibrant green).
  6. Portion the black bean stew into bowls, and ladle the meatballs and chipotle sauce on top. Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

Not looking forward to rolling all of those meatballs out for dinner, and not too concerned with the shape of your meat? Form the meat into a brick inside the bag, cut the bag off, and then cut the meat into cubes!