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Turkey Meatballs
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A tasty and versatile recipe for all blood types.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Appetizer
  • approx. 1 cup spelt bread crumbs.
  • 2 or 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion or several green onions or chives
  • aprox. 1 cup dried cranberries
  • parsley
  • salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper (types A and AB omit.)
  • 1 to 2 lbs. ground turkey
How to make it:
  1. I use a food processor to prepare this recipe.
  2. If you don't have a processor, put very dry bread in a bag and crush it to crumbs with a rolling pin or the side of a glass.
  3. Chop everything else up fine and combine in a bowl.
  4. Toss a few slices of spelt bread into the food processor and process till you have fine crumbs.
  5. If the bread is toasted or dried out, this works better.
  6. Put peeled garlic, chunks of onion or chives, cranberries, parsley, salt and pepper into processor and process fairly fine.
  7. Add turkey and process to blend well.
  8. With clean hands, form mixture into approximately 1 inch balls, rolling meat between your palms so it holds together well.
  9. Place on broiler pan coated with non-stick cooking spray and broil at 400F until well browned on all sides, turning during cooking.
  10. If necessary, brown in olive oil in a frying pan instead.
  11. When meatballs are done, you can serve them so many ways. I like them in a plum-based sauce with tamari sauce, stir-fried broccoli, carrots and cauliflower and pineapple chunks.
  12. They can be made a little smaller and served with a dipping sauce for an appetizer, or sliced as a pizza topping.
  13. Serve them with a sauce over rice or pasta or in a broth-based gravy with mashed potatoes
  14. as allowed by your type.
  15. With nicer weather on the way,I plan to try adapting this recipe to make turkey burgers for the B.B.Q., which would taste great with a teriaki-style B.B.Q. sauce. Enjoy!

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Wheat (Gluten Flour Products)  N A N A A A A A
Gluten Flour  N A N N A A A A
Turkey2 N B B B N N N N
Spelt Flour/Products1 ,2 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N A
[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
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    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 30, 2007 at 06:59 PM By: Rodney
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