Mini Turkey Meatballs

Mini Turkey Meatballs
Mini Turkey Meatballs

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1

    1 small onion, grated

  • 3 3

    3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 1

    1 large egg

  • 1/4 1/4

    1/4 cup dried bread crumbs

  • 3 3

    3 tblsp. ketchup

  • 1/4 1/4

    1/4 cup chopped fresh italian parsley leaves

  • 1/4 1/4

    1/4 cup grated Parmesan

  • 1/4 1/4

    1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano

  • 1 1

    1 tsp. salt

  • 1/4 1/4

    1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

  • 1 1lb.

    1lb. ground dark turkey meat

  • 3 3

    3 tblsp. olive oil

  • 26 26

    26 oz. Simple Tomato Sauce, recipe follows, or store-bought marinara sauce

  • to 1 1/4"

    garlic, egg, bread crumbs, ketchup, parsley, Parmesan, Pecorino, salt and pepper to a large bowl and blend. Mix in the turkey. Shape the turkey mixture into 1 1/4" diameter meatballs. Place on a large plate or baking sheet.

  • to

    the meatball mixture to a serving bowl. Serve with toothpicks.

Directions

Simple Tomato Sauce: 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 carrot, chopped Sea salt and fresly ground black pepper 2 (32 oz.) cans crushed tomatoes 4 - 6 basil leaves 2 dried bay leaves 4 tblsp. unsalted butter, optional In a large casserole pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until soft and translucent, about 2 minutes. Add celery and carrots and season with salt and pepper. Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, basil and bay leaves and simmer covered on low heat for 1 hr. or until thick. Remove bay leaves and check for seasoning. If sauce still tastes acidic, add unsalted butter, 1 tblsp. at a time to round out the flavors. Add half the tomato sauce into the bowl of a food processor, Process until smooth. Continue with remaining tomatoe sauce. If not using all the sauce, allow it to cool completely and pour 1- 2 cup portions into freezer plastic bags. This will freeze up to 6 months.

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