Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs!

A certain someone may or may not have bought balls of meat in the freezer section in the past. That certain someone may or may not have spent seven to nine dollars on said bag of meatballs. This certain someone may or may not have realized how easy and healthy it was to actually produce his or her own balls of meat. He or she could have also saved him or herself some money by actually doing this on his or her….

Alright…I’m guilty!

But not anymore…

Let’s make us some Turkey Meatballs!

A few basic things you’ll need to know when it comes to making meatballs:

1. Any ground meat will do. {I am using 1lb of ground turkey}
2. You’ll need your “bonding agents” – egg, and bread crumbs. These act like a glue to hold the ball together.
3. Be creative and throw in some fun fresh ingredients.

Whisk all your ingredients {minus the meat} together till they are evenly combined.

Add the meat, and with your hands incorporate the two together.

{my little meat soldiers, ready for the hot oven!}

Form your meat into little balls. {mine are approximately 1 inch…and ready for battle}

Cook on a foil lined broiler pan in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes. Or until middle is no longer pink.
From here, you can either put said balls of meat in a freezer bag so they are ready to be pulled out at a moments notice, or you can enjoy right away.

Now that was easy, healthy, and totally affordable!

Here’s my recipe…feel free to use it!

Turkey Meatballs

Yield: makes about 20 meatballs

Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Fine Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Italian Parsley Chopped
  • 1/2 Onion Minced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine all ingredients except turkey in a bowl and whisk together. Add turkey and mix well with hands. Form meat mixture into 1 inch balls. Line broiler pan with foil and spray top with cooking spray. Place meatballs on top. Cook for 20-25 min. or until no longer pink inside. Use right away or freeze for later use.
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Comments

  1. mr. and mrs. says:

    Mmm! Look's perfectly simple ;]

  2. Melanie says:

    Thanks for featuring the cheesecake! Now about these balls of meat…wow, delicious!

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