5/11/11

Turkey Meatballs



The weather is FINALLY getting warmer here and that means the people are less crabby. It's nice to be around people who have a little joy in their step again. The long winters here in this small town away from most of civilization can be quite taxing.

I made these turkey meatballs for dinner the other night and fell in love with them because they filled me up quickly and are only 25 calories a meatball. This recipe makes a nice, soft meatball that is perfect for Henry to eat too. **Make sure you pick up LEAN ground turkey. Not all ground turkey is created equal.You shouldn't have a pan-ful of grease when frying..
Rich and I have been experimenting with all kinds of meals, trying to get the right ratio of proteins, fats and carbs. It's kind of fun, in a science experiment kind of way.

Turkey Meatballs
1 lb.lean ground turkey
3 slices whole wheat bread, toasted and crushed to crumbs
2 egg whites
1/4 c. pineapple salsa (can use any flavor)
3 cloves minced garlic
2 T.Worcestershire Sauce
1/8 c. shredded parmesan cheese
1 T. fresh chopped parsley
lawry's seasoning to taste
2 T. extra virgin olive oil

Break up the ground turkey into a large bowl. Add in all of the other ingredients and mix with your hands just until blended. With a small cookie scoop, shape into meatballs (I get about 43 from this recipe). Put them to a large frying pan with the olive oil (if you bake them, skip the EVOO and spare more cals) and sear on all sides.

Drain; Add a jar of your favorite marina sauce to the turkey balls. Simmer on low heat, stirring often, for about 20 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through. Serve over your favorite whole wheat pasta for a delicious and healthy dinner meal!






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3 comments:

Anna said...

This recipe will go on our summer "To try" list, for sure. We love turkey and K is all about nutrition now, after studying it in college :)

Anonymous said...

Delicious! Can't wait to try this recipe. This week I hope.

Alice

Tanya said...

Awesome Anna-maybe we can share recipes?

Alice-did you try it and do you like it?