#53 – Try out 15 new recipes (Recipe #2)

For recipe #2 I made Middle Eastern Turkey Dogs. We had ground turkey that had been in our freezer for awhile and hubby generously made it my job to find “something interesting” to do with it.

Here is the recipe courtesy of AllRecipes.com:


  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound ground turkey


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together cumin, coriander, ginger, cinnamon, pepper, and salt. In a large bowl, crumble the ground turkey; slowly work in seasoning mixture with your hands, distributing seasoning as evenly as possible. Divide into 8 equal balls. On a flat surface, roll out each turkey ball into a tube shape.
  3. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray, and set it over medium heat. Place turkey tubes into the skillet; cook, turning frequently, until golden brown on all sides. Transfer to a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven about 6 minutes.
It was absolutely delicious! Being a really healthy meal (around 160 calories for each very large serving) and really quick and easy to make means it will definitely be on the menu in the future. I did make some modifications to the recipe. I cooked the turkey dogs on medium-high instead of medium since it seemed like they weren’t cooking very quickly. I also added parsley, and crushed red pepper flakes for some added flavor. If you appreciate hearty flavor I don’t see anything wrong with adding more ginger or cumin than listed in the recipe.
And the photo (taken by me on my cell phone):
MIddle Eastern Turkey Dogs

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1 Response to #53 – Try out 15 new recipes (Recipe #2)

  1. trina says:

    hey- you kindly gave me step by step instructions for editing a few pics of my kid (on the.bump)

    i put the edits in my blog (you siad you’d love to see the end result)

    i think they came out alright! thank you again!

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