Smash and peel 3 garlic cloves. With your hands, form the mixture into balls 3 inches in diameter. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Prep the Ingredients for the turkey meatballs. Recipe should make around 20 meatballs depending on the size you make them. Serve with fresh mozzarella, parmesan or pecorino cheese. This is at no additional cost to you. We only provide links to products we use and recommend. Here you’ll find guilt-free, hearty dinners and desserts the whole family will enjoy made with easily accessible, fuss free ingredients. Serve over cooked pasta or as an appetizer. Using your (clean) hands, gently mix together. Mix together the meatballs ingredient in a large bowl, adding just enough breadcrumbs that the mixture is not too wet and forms balls easily. Serve with fresh mozzarella, parmesan or pecorino cheese. Place dredging flour in a shallow bowl. Do not overcook the tomatoes. Weeknight Dinners + Food to Share with Friends. I like to use a mezzaluna to easily chop herbs, but you can also use a knife. Add 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 2 tsp dried oregano and 2 tsp ground fennel seeds and stir, cooking about another minute. Place all the turkey meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl and combine with your hands. I want to help those, like me, who don’t have much time and energy left at the end of the day, learn how to put together a simple and delicious meal. I use a magic bullet for this. Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in a medium dutch oven or pot. Form 1 1/2 to 2-inch diameter meatballs, and roll them in the dredging flour, and set them aside. Stir to combine, and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes. Turkey Meatballs. Roll the mixture into evenly sized balls, and place on a lightly oiled baking tray. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Add in 4 tablespoons of butter for the last ten minutes of simmering. This is optional but it adds a velvety texture and balances out acidic taste. 2 In a large, shallow sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Grind 2 tsp of dried fennel seeds if you are unable to find ground fennel seeds. 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped Stir in the bread crumbs, fresh parsley, basil and fennel seed (crush it with your fingers as you add it). Cook for 4 minutes or until the tomatoes just begin to break down. Once the meatballs are sizzling in the hot oil, reduce the heat to medium low and gently cook them on at least 3 sides, until the meatballs are browned all over and cooked through, about 10 minutes per batch. We appreciate your support for our growing website, it allows us to buy groceries to create more recipes for you. Stir and bring up to a simmer. Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce. Combine veal, garlic salt, lemon pepper, breadcrumb/milk mixture and egg, mix well. Stir to combine, and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes. The tomato basil sauce is also delicious on its own with pasta, if you’re not in a meatball mood. This is my go-to recipe for spaghetti night at our house. Simmer for 20 minutes to 1 hour. Sear the meatballs until brown on all sides. Fold in the mushroom mixture. Heat olive oil in a Signature Oval Casserole over medium-high heat. It is my absolute favorite red sauce with meatballs and is very easy to make. It calls for a lot of fresh basil, so this recipe alone is a good reason to grow your own basil. Do not overcook the tomatoes. We are just getting started! We respect your privacy, your information will not be shared. 1 lb Italian turkey sausage (you can use mild, hot or sweet depending on your mood) 1 lb ground turkey (93% lean) 1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs (use gluten-free if needed) 1.5 tsp salt. Meanwhile, in a non-stick saucepan, heat a small amount of oil, then add the crushed garlic - cook for a minute, then add the soy sauce, basil leaves and sweet chilli sauce. I aim to make cooking more enjoyable and less intimidating for home cooks. Do not crowd the pan, you may need to work in batches. Cook for 4 minutes or until the tomatoes just begin to break down. All Rights Reserved. Add the fresh tomatoes and toss to coat. Using a 2-tablespoon scoop, make meatballs. Place meatballs on a large nonstick cookie sheet, I use a 17.25” x 11.5”. Grate 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese then grate 2 large garlic cloves using a microplane. Meanwhile, in a non-stick saucepan, heat a small amount of oil, then add the crushed garlic - cook for a minute, then add the soy sauce, basil leaves and sweet chilli sauce. Chop one medium onion. 2 Tbsp Olive oil. You should have approximately 18 to 22 meatballs. Cook in the oven for 20-30 minutes (until cooked through - depending on how large you have rolled them). Stir in 1/4 tsp of sugar and 1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil. Add the chicken stock or white wine, increase the heat to high and boil it down to the point where a wooden spoon leaves a marked trail through the pan. Turn off the heat and toss in the fresh basil. Finely chop one small onion. 4 Return the meatballs to the pan and coat with the pan sauce. Tick if you own: (Optional)  Slow Cooker Actifry, @2020 - Hint of Helen. The turkey meatballs can be made in advance and even frozen until you are ready to use them. Mix until thoroughly combined. 4 Return the meatballs to the pan and coat with the pan sauce. Sign up with your email address so you don’t miss a new recipe or post. This is at no additional cost to you. Turn off the heat and toss in the fresh basil. Using a medium cookie scoop, take heaping scoops of the mixture and roll it in your hands to form a ball. Serve with fresh mozzarella, parmesan or pecorino cheese. (Gentle heat will make it take longer for the meatballs to brown, but will ensure that they get cooked through.) 2 large garlic cloves, grated. We respect your privacy. Privacy Policy. In a large bowl, combine turkey, basil, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion and Parmesan. We only provide links to products we use and recommend. If you are using dried instead of fresh, use double the amounts given in the recipe. Gently add the meatballs to the pan. Copyright © 2014 Farmers Daughter Herbs. A Chinese inspired dish made with lean turkey meatballs, fresh basil and sweet chilli sauce. Work quickly and don’t overwork the meat or it will become a mushy texture. Cook for 4 minutes or until the tomatoes just begin to break down. 1 Place the ground turkey, bread crumbs, sour cream, egg, minced basil, salt, minced rosemary, oregano, thyme, fennel seeds, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. While it sits, cut the fresh basil into chiffonade, and chop the parsley. However, if you don’t have an abundance of basil this will still be delicious with a smaller amount. Add the chopped onion and smashed garlic cloves and cook for about 5 minutes until onions are starting to soften. Add the fresh tomatoes and toss to coat. The recipe is egg-free and can be easily made dairy-free and/or gluten-free. Sign up with your email address to receive our latest recipes and posts. You can also make this sauce with a pound of ground meat if you are looking for a quicker, weeknight dinner. Turn off the heat and toss in the fresh basil. Add the ground turkey, sprinkle with the Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese, and mix to combine. Chop 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves. Prep time: 20 min | Cook time: 45-85 min | Total Time: 65-105 min | Servings: 6-8 (about 20 meatballs), 1 lb Italian turkey sausage (you can use mild, hot or sweet depending on your mood), 1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs (use gluten-free if needed), 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (can be omitted for dairy-free), Two 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes, we use Cento brand, 4 Tbsp unsalted butter (optional, leave out for dairy-free). Once the meatballs are cooked through and lightly browned, remove from the oven and place into the pan of sauce - toss to coat and serve immediately with sticky white rice. I’m always trying to create short-cut versions of my favorite meals. Your information will not be shared. Add the remaining 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil right before serving. My favorite meals to cook are quick, easy, made in one pot and make good leftovers. We are Beth and Ben Estes, aka Zestes. Taste and adjust any seasoning as needed. Add two 28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases from our website links. Chop 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves. Place a large pan over medium heat, and add grapeseed oil. Serve alone or with pasta, rice, or in a sandwich roll. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to remove the meatballs from the pan to a bowl. All Right Reserved. Do not overcook the tomatoes. 3 Add the garlic and jalapeno to the pan and cook for 1 minute. As an Amazon Associate, we earn a small amount from qualifying purchases from our website links. I'm Helen! 1 small onion, finely chopped. Add the fresh tomatoes and toss to coat. Form the mixture into 16 meatballs and set them aside on a large piece of foil. 4 Return the meatballs to the pan and coat with the pan sauce. I like to mix all the dry ingredients together first and then add them to the rest of the ingredients. If you need any of the equipment below simply click on the picture for a quick link to purchase. We want to share our most loved recipes and adventures with you! Place on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes (time will vary based on the size of the meatballs) until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. While the meatballs are cooking, get your sauce started. Subscribe for new and popular recipes, delivered straight to your inbox. We do a lot of cooking, entertaining and traveling. Serve this over pasta, as an appetizer, a quick snack or even in a meatball sandwich, the possibilities are endless.