This is a VERY simple way to enjoy Middle Eastern flavors in an American format... the hot dog! Serve on a bun or wrapped in a pita. I like adding banana-ketchup, but any condiment will do! Tahini might be appropriate. Rice or couscous or an Israeli salad would make a fine side dish. Use ground turkey with a 7% or 8% fat content, as the super lean turkey will be harder to cook with.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake in preheated oven about 6 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

177.5 calories; 20.1 g protein; 1.6 g carbohydrates; 89.6 mg cholesterol; 228 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2007
I already rated this once before but I had to write again! So good and so easy. I used plain yogurt mixed with mango chutney as a sauce and served with warm tortillias. Thank you so much. I only used about 3/4 of a teaspoon of each spice... perfect!UPDATE ON REVIEW: I now usually serve with warm whole wheat pita bread and mix the mango chutney with light sour cream....YUM! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2006
Not bad the spices were a bit overpowering though. These were good in a hotdog bun or on their own. Read More
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78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2007
I already rated this once before but I had to write again! So good and so easy. I used plain yogurt mixed with mango chutney as a sauce and served with warm tortillias. Thank you so much. I only used about 3/4 of a teaspoon of each spice... perfect!UPDATE ON REVIEW: I now usually serve with warm whole wheat pita bread and mix the mango chutney with light sour cream....YUM! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2007
I already rated this once before but I had to write again! So good and so easy. I used plain yogurt mixed with mango chutney as a sauce and served with warm tortillias. Thank you so much. I only used about 3/4 of a teaspoon of each spice... perfect!UPDATE ON REVIEW: I now usually serve with warm whole wheat pita bread and mix the mango chutney with light sour cream....YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2006
Very easy and surprisingly authentic tasting. My husband told me that these taste as good as the kafta (beef sausages) he gets at our favorite Middle Eastern restaurant. We ate them two to a pita with tzatziki sauce. My only complaint was that they were a little dry -- I think I cooked them too long. Next time I will not let them brown so much in the pan or only bake them for four minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
We love these! I mix the spices in early in the day and refrigerate until just before dinner. It is wonderful to have another low-fat decadance up my sleeve. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2006
Fantastic! I have made these sausages into patties as well. I never thought i could enjoy a low fat sausage without bread or egg. i like to dip these in dijon mustard and eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2005
Excellent with hummus and tzatziki in a pita! Easy to prepare and tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2007
This had a great taste but I didn't form it into tubes as directed. I ended up making this a loose meat sandwich using pitas and a california style israeli salad from this site. The seasonings were great. I would recommend getting in there and using your hands to mix the seasonings in with the meat I made the mistake of not doing that and ran into spots of heavily seasoned meat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2007
We thought this was a great change from "the usual". I thought before I made them that it seemed like the recipe called for a lot of spices but we decided after eating the meal that we wouldn't change any of the spices or amounts. The one thing we did do was to check to see if they were done after 4 minutes in the oven and they were. We ate them in wholewheat pitas with Tzatziki sauce and loved them! We will definitely make them again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2007
Wonderful recipe! I followed the directions exactly using the 1tsp of each spice. I hand-mixed it into the ground turkey early in the day to allow the flavors to blend. Even my 10 month old grandson could not get enough! Great tasting recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2011
This was really good. I used large tsp amounts because I love strong flavours and I made mini loaves and as others suggested put them in pitas with tzatziki onions tomatoes and they were sooo yummy! Thanks! Definitely a keeper.:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2006
Not bad the spices were a bit overpowering though. These were good in a hotdog bun or on their own. Read More
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