Thursday, February 26, 2009

Light Turkey Meatballs

3 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread
1/4 cup whole milk
1-1/2 lbs. ground turkey (93% lean, dark meat)
3 scallions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 large egg
salt & pepper

Place bread in a food processor; pulse until fine crumbs form. In a small bowl, mix breadcrumbs with milk; set aside at least 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine turkey, scallions, garlic, parsley, egg, 1-1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper, and breadcrumb mixture. Mix gently with a fork.

I use a cookie scoop to form meatballs & then place on a parchment lined baking sheet. To freeze, place baking sheet with meatballs in the freezer & freeze for 1 hour to set their shape. Transfer meatballs to an air tight container or a ziploc bag & store in freezer for up to 3 months.

I doubled this recipe & it made enough for 4 meals of spaghetti & meatballs. Now I have a big batch of meatballs in the freezer just ready to be pulled out for an easy, quick dinner later.

To cook, heat meatballs in a skillet until browned, 5-7 minutes. Add a jar of spaghetti sauce & cook until heated through, 5 minutes. Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles.


juanitatortilla said...

Oh wow, you know what, you couldn't have posted this at a better time! My husband has been bugging me for meatballs -- "I want meatballs for dinner"... "When can I have meatballs?"... *LOL*.

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, and it sounds easy too!

P.S. I came here by way of Creature Comforts. Your print of 'Everything is going to be alright' made me smile (honest!).
Just so you know, I'm going to follow your blog!


andrea said...

I love this idea, I am going to have to try it when we get in a house. I love being able to just do a quick meal that is still home made. Miss you!!!

amanda said...

that is a great idea

The Fritz Family Blog said...

Just found your blog from creature comforts. Super cute and I love your work! WOW! So inspiring!

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