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Greek-style slow cooker meatballs and artichokes

6
5
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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
6 hr 20 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
6 hr
Serves
6
Difficulty
Moderate
This Mediterranean-inspired main dish is brimming with a medley of tastes: savoury lemon, pungent oregano and tender artichoke hearts.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Uncooked extra lean ground turkey breast

1 pound(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s), or more to taste

Ground sage

¼ tsp(s), or more to taste

Uncooked new potato(es)

8 small, scrubbed, unpeeled

Frozen artichokes

9 oz, hearts

Dried oregano

½ tsp(s), crushed

Black pepper

¼ pinch

Canned chicken broth

1 cup(s)

Cornstarch

1 tbsp(s)

Fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp(s)

Instructions

  1. Coat a 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Season turkey with salt and sage; shape into 1-inch balls. Add turkey to skillet and brown on all sides, about 3 to 5 minutes; remove and place in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker.
  3. Add potatoes, frozen artichoke hearts, oregano, pepper and broth; cover and cook on high heat for 5 to 6 hours. (Note: When layering the ingredients in your slow cooker, arrange the artichoke hearts near the top so they don’t overcook. Do not thaw the artichokes first. Or, add the artichokes toward the end of the cooking process if you prefer a firmer texture.)
  4. About 15 minutes before serving, spoon cornstarch into a cup. Add 1 tablespoon of the slow cooker liquid and lemon juice; stir well. Stir into slow cooker, cover and cook on low heat for 15 minutes more. Yields about 1 2/3 cups per serving.