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Turkey Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

by Helen
Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Turkey meatballs are a great, low-fat dinner for the whole family to enjoy.

How To Make Turkey Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

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1. Add oil to a pan and heat to low/medium

2. Add ONE chopped onions and fry on low/medium heat for a few minutes
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3. Once the onions begin to brown, add ONE crushed garlic clove
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4. Whilst the onions are cooking, begin to make the meatballs by combining the ‘meatball’ ingredients in a bowl and mixing with your hands to combine (keep an eye on the onions in the pan to make sure they don’t burn)

5. Use your hand to form the ground turkey mixture into balls, then add to the pan of onions – turn up the heat to medium / high

6. Use a spatula to turn the turkey meatballs so they cook evenly, but don’t turn them too often, be careful not to break up the meatballs

7. Add the Italian seasoning to the turkey meatballs 

8. Add the tinned tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and sugar, then stir to combine and coat the meatballs 

9. Cook on medium for a 10 minutes, until the mixture has thickened and all flavours combined. If you need more liquid in the pan, add some water 

10. Serve on a bed of hot spaghetti, topped with fresh basil and cheese – yum!

Yield: 4 People

Turkey Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

Turkey Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

Healthy, delicious turkey meatballs in tomato sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Onions (one for the meatballs, one for the sauce)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (one for the meatballs, one for the sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tin of chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 Small Egg
  • 500g Ground Turkey / Turkey Mince

Instructions

  1. Chop one onion chunky
  2. Chop one onion finely
  3. Heat oil in a large, non-stick pan and add the chunky chopped onion, frying on medium heat for a few minutes
  4. Then add ONE crushed garlic clove, stir and cook on low whilst you make the meatballs
  5. To make the meatballs combine the other crushed garlic clove, finely chopped onion, egg and turkey mince in a large bowl
  6. Form the meat into balls using your hands
  7. Then drop the meatballs into the hot onion pan - allow to cook on medium/high heat until browned on the bottom, then turn and brown the other side
  8. Add the Italian seasoning, stir
  9. Then add the tinned tomatoes, sugar and balsamic, stir and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened and the meatballs are cooked through
  10. Serve on a bed of pasta or spaghetti, topped with fresh basil and cheese (optional)

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