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Mini Turkey Meatballs


  • 1 small Onion grated

  • 3 Cloves Garlic minced

  • 1 large Egg

  • 0.25 cup dried breadcrumbs

  • 3 tablespoons Ketchup

  • 0..25 cup chopped fresh Italian Parsley leaves

  • 0.25 cup grated Parmesan

  • 0.25 cup grated Pecorino Cheese

  • 1 teaspoon Salt

  • 0.25 teaspoon Ground black Pepper

  • 1 lb dark turkey mince

  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil

  • 26 oz *Simple tomato sauce


  • 1.

    Add the onion, 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-inch-diameter meatballs. Place on a large plate or baking sheet.

  • 2.

    Heat the oil in a heavy large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and saute until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat. Transfer the meatballs to a plate. Pour off any excess oil. Add the marinara sauce, about 3 cups. Return all the meatballs to the pan. Turn the heat to medium-low and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly and the flavors blend, 15 to 20 minutes. Season the sauce, to taste, with salt and pepper.

  • 3.

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


*For the simple tomato sauce recipe, CLICK HERE

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