Turkey Abondigas in Green Sauce
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Turkey Albóndigas in Green Sauce

Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time38 mins
Total Time50 mins


For the albóndigas

  • 1 pound Farm to Family by Butterball® All Natural Ground Turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 15 fresh cilantro sprigs finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

For the Green Sauce

  • 1 pound tomatillos peeled and washed
  • 1/4 white onion
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
  • 30 fresh cilantro sprigs washed
  • 1 14.5 oz can vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Mix ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, thyme, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Divide the mixture into 12-2 inch albóndigas (meatballs). Set aside.
  • In a blender, mix tomatillos, white onion, jalapeño peppers, garlic, chicken bouillon, cilantro and vegetable broth.
  • Heat olive oil in a deep pot. Pour in green sauce and cook on high for 1 minute.
  • Carefully submerge the albóndigas one by one into the sauce.
  • Cover pot, lower temperature to medium-high and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover and simmer for 10 minutes more.
  • Serve with rice and beans if you wish.
Course: Chicken & Turkey, Main Dishes
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: How do I make Turkey Abondigas, How do I make Turkey Meatballs, Tell me some recipes with salsa verde
Author: Silvia