Southwestern Meatballs Wrapped in Bacon #SundaySupper

When this weeks theme of Valentine’s Day Recipes for Two came up for #SundaySupper, I knew right away what I had planned to share with everyone. I made these for my husband and I for one of our Date Nights In. Anyone who knows me knows that Date Nights are very important to me because we have two little ones and making time to still be a couple is very important for any marriage never mind a marriage with small children. So every once in awhile I plan one of these date nights for my husband and I. This particular weekend I went all out. I decorated a table, made appetizers, salads, a main dish and a dessert. We had a very nice night minus one kiddo while she spent the night at Memere’s house. Now granted I haven’t made a date night as nice as this since October however I still plan our nice dinners to eat alone once the kids are in bed, so maybe that should give me a reminder to make something as nice and romantic as this again very soon for us. Hmmm…….maybe I could get a new recipe Idea from this theme hosted by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen, thank you Susan for hosting this fabulous event today.

Date Night 1

I like to make it special for my hunny. So I made a nice menu, don’t ask how I found time to do this, I haven’t since, however I vow to do it again soon because it was a real nice night. My husband got to spend time with our infant son alone while I cooked. I did spend from 2-7 in the kitchen preparing however it’s where I’m the happiest. When I thought of this appetizer I wanted something that tasted like a bite of a juicy but healthier hamburger! What is a hamburger without bacon??!

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Serves: 2 (8 meatballs)
Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs 99% lean ground turkey
  • 8 slices of center cut bacon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 scallions
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • pinch oregano
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • cooking spray

Directions:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350°.

In a large bowl combine turkey, chopped herbs, bread crumbs, scallions, garlic egg, cumin, salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix well and measure into eight large meatballs.

Southwest Meatballs (3)

Wrap each meatball with a piece of bacon and secure with a tooth pick. Place on the parchment paper. Bake for 40-45 min until the bacon is cooked to your likeness.

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For a dipping sauce mix a few tablespoons of ketchup, mustard and relish together. Makes the perfect sauce for your perfect bite!

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