5.02.2009

Easy Turkey Meatballs

Start with the dry ingredients - 1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 tbsp Italian seasoning.
Then add 1 lb ground turkey. Honestly, you can mix up ground chicken or pork or beef or lamb or whatever. They're meatballs.
Then mix the ingredients by hand, shape into a ball and cook in a very large pan over medium-high heat. They only need to be brown on 3 sides, not cooked through so don't walk away from the pan! Then remove and set aside for later.
Seriously. The best Italian seasoning ever (well, not really because I like to mix my own but this was cheap at Sam's Club!).
Make a quick tomato sauce - 1 can tomato sauce, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp Italian seasoning. Let simmer for about 5 minutes.
Then add the meatballs back in to finish cooking for another 10 - 12 minutes. Not too long - you don't want dry meatballs!
I had gnocchi leftover, so that's what I made to go with.

Yum! Turkey meatballs with gnocchi!

1 lb ground turkey (or beef, chicken, lamb, pork, etc...)
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg
2 tbsp Italian seasoning, separated
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes

Form the meatballs with the turkey, cheese, bread crumbs, 1 tbsp seasoning and egg. Saute over medium high heat, browning on at least 3 sides. Remove from pan set aside.

Add the 2 cans of tomatoes to the pan stirring in the remaining seasoning. Simmer for 5 minutes, then add in the meatballs. Simmer another 10 - 12 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.

Serve with pasta or gnocchi.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

Jenn said...

Yummy yummy turkey meatballs. I have a craving for pasta all of the sudden.

Tangled Noodle said...

Okay, that's just so delicious-looking. I need to stop being a lazy girl and start making some meatballs (but it's just so easy to throw the ground meat into the pan, she whined!)