Recipes and Cooking Turkey Meatballs with Fiery Tunisian Sauce Be the first to rate & review! Cook a double batch of meatballs, then freeze the extra. Top with our paleo pesto for an entirely different meal. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on January 12, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 50 mins Bake Time: 40 mins Total Time: 50 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 12 meatballs Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 egg, lightly beaten ⅔ cup almond meal ½ cup finely chopped green onions 4 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 12 ounce lean ground turkey 8 ounce ground pork 1 recipe Fiery Tunisian Sauce Fiery Tunisian Sauce 1 medium red sweet pepper, stemmed, seeded, and halved lengthwise ¾ cup grape or cherry tomatoes 2 pitted whole unsweetened dates ¼ cup boiling water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon no-sugar-added tomato paste 1 clove garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon ground coriander ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ⅛ teaspoon ground cumin ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 15x10-inch baking pan with nonstick foil. In a large bowl combine first seven ingredients (through pepper). Add ground turkey and pork; mix well. Shape mixture into 12 meatballs and place in prepared baking pan. Bake 30 minutes. Spoon 2 tsp. of the Fiery Tunisian Sauce over each meatball. Bake 10 minutes more or until done (165°F). Serve meatballs with remaining sauce. Fiery Tunisian Sauce Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, and tomatoes on foil. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until pepper skins are evenly charred. Remove from oven; set tomatoes aside. Wrap foil up around pepper halves to fully enclose. Let stand until cool enough to handle. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine dates and boiling water. Cover; let stand 10 minutes. When peppers are cool enough to handle, use a small, sharp knife to peel off skin. In a food processor or blender combine undrained dates, sweet pepper, tomatoes, oil, tomato paste, garlic, salt, coriander, cayenne pepper, cumin, and allspice. Cover and process or blend until smooth, scraping sides of container as needed. Serving Suggestion Serve with cauliflower rice or veggie noodles. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 412 Calories 24g Fat 14g Carbs 37g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 412 % Daily Value * Total Fat 24g 31% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 126mg 42% Sodium 568mg 25% Total Carbohydrate 14g 5% Total Sugars 6g Protein 37g Vitamin C 47.4mg 237% Calcium 85mg 7% Iron 2.8mg 15% Potassium 428mg 9% Folate, total 35.4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg Vitamin B-6 0.5mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.