September is here and life is busier than ever! This is the time of year when I put my slow cooker to work for me to get low maintenance, healthy meals on the table. That doesn’t mean it has to be the same old stews and chilis every night. Pump up the flavor with my Turkey Kofta with Moroccan Yogurt Sauce! It’s a delicious meal packed with protein and it’s gluten-free!
Disclosure: this post is a collaboration with Butterball Farm to Family. As always, all opinions are 100% my own, and I only recommend products I believe in and enjoy myself.
Choosing healthy turkey without antibiotics and hormones
I’ve always been a huge fan of the flavor and juiciness of turkey. It’s like chicken with the taste dialed up and I love it!
I’m always careful about choosing the right type of meat and poultry because I want to avoid any hormones and antibiotics. You guys and gals are just as concerned about what’s in your food as I am, and for good reason.
Thats why I’m super excited that we have the Farm to Family line by Butterball – it’s the first turkey brand to launch products raised without antibiotics. Not only is Farm to Family fresh, all natural turkey with a “no antibiotics ever” policy, they’re also 100 percent hormone and steroid free in accordance with USDA requirements.
What is kofta?
Get ready to fall in love! Kofta is a delicious Middle Eastern and Moroccan meatball loaded with plenty of herbs and spices. Traditionally they’re made from lamb or beef, but I’ve lightened things up by subbing in some delicious all natural ground turkey.
We’re also keeping this recipe gluten-free, so I’ve removed the cracked wheat or breadcrumbs you’ll usually find in kofta and meatballs and replaced it with gluten-free rolled oats. Bonus: you get more filling fiber!
Kofta are super easy to make and freeze really well too! You can grill them, bake them in the oven, fry them or my favorite… slow cook them in an aromatic tomato sauce to help them stay juicy and melt-in-your-mouth tasty.
Turkey Kofta with Moroccan Yogurt Sauce
– Slow Cooker-Friendly and Gluten-Free!
You can enjoy your kofta with yogurt dip as a protein-packed snack. For a complete meal, serve on gluten-free whole grain flatbread with fresh parsley, tomato and cucumber and drizzle with the yogurt sauce.
You can also serve on lettuce wraps for a lower carb version.
What’s your favorite way to cook with fresh, natural turkey? Share in the comments below!