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Apparently the other day, Justin and I were both craving Italian. I sent him to the store to get dinner. I was thinking that I wanted spaghetti or lasagna, or something like that, but left him in charge. He came home with tomato sauce, squash, zucchini, and ground turkey (to make meatballs). I guess we were on the same page. (Already, and we have only been married 3 years!)

Anyways, I made meatballs, and they didn’t turn out very good. They were a little bit dry and bland. Since we had enough ingredients to do everything for a second night, I figured I would try again. Round two was so much better than round one.

I don’t really know that these are that different than any other meatball recipe you can find out there, but here it is anyway.

What you need:

  • 1 lb of ground turkey
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of seasoned bread crumbs
  • A splash of tomato sauce
  • Oregano, basil, fennel, and parsly to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions

Preheat your oven to 375
Combine all ingredients and mix.
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As far as the seasonings go, I put A LOT. More than you would think appropriate. And the tomato sauce helped with the dryness from the previous night. I would have also loved to add some red wine (cooking or regular), but for some reason I didn’t have any. Next time, I guess.
Shape your mixture into meatballs (not too big, or they will take forever to cook).
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Cook for 25 minutes
Mine looked like this when they came out
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All that parmesan cheese was oozing out of them. SO yummy!
I served this with our veggie meaty marinara, just replaced the ground beef with meatballs instead. It was a fun different spin on something we already know and love.
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Posted by on July 10, 2012 in Turkey

 

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