Turkey Meatballs

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Spaghetti and meatballs has, is and probably always will be one of my favourite dishes. We eat it almost every week in our house, we’re a little pasta mad to be honest. Aren’t we all though?

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I love making and cooking meatballs too, I feel like some kind of Italian Nonna taking over the kitchen…as I stare sadly out the window at the grey fog of Aberdeen.

Really though, moist herby meatballs with spaghetti and a tomato red wine sauce? Hello. Yes Please. I’ve never met someone who doesn’t like spaghetti and meatballs, and I’m not convinced that I’d want to.

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These meatballs are almost accidentally low-fat; my mum isn’t the biggest fan of beef mince as she finds it too chewy and generally doesn’t love the flavour so I decided to try these out with turkey mince instead. Mum always made chicken or turkey bolognese for me when I was little because I absolutely loved it, so these meatballs are almost a grown-up version!

I thought you guys might want a little savoury as a break from all the sweet stuff I post, so I humbly oblige, you demanding little buggers.

Dice up the onion and chop up the garlic and parsley.

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Add this to the pack of turkey mince.

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Then throw in the grated carrot, some dried herbs, and all the remaining ingredients. Mix all this together in a bowl and form the mixture into 18-20 little balls.

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Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan then throw in the meatballs.

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Simply brown these in the hot pan for 3-5 minutes and then set them aside while you prepare your sauce.

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To finish them off, gently simmer them for 20-30 minutes in your chosen sauce and serve them with pasta, rice or whatever carb you fancy!

I always stir these meatballs through a rich red wine and tomato sauce and serve them over long spaghetti with a grating of Parmesan cheese.

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Daaaaaaaaaamn, girl.

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No one is going to say no to these! Who says home cooking has to be hard work?

Skinny Turkey Meatballs

Skinny Turkey Meatballs

Moist and flavourful turkey meatballs in a gorgeous tomato red wine sauce.

Ingredients

  • 500g turkey mince
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Handful of fresh parsley
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1/4 tsp each of dried basil and oregano
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Dice the onion, garlic and fresh parsley.
  2. Place in a large bowl with the turkey mince.
  3. Add in all the remaining ingredients and mix to combine.
  4. Form the mixture into 18-20 meatballs.
  5. Heat a little olive oil in a large frying pan and cook for 3-5 minutes over a medium to high heat until browned all over.
  6. Set the meatballs aside on a clean plate while you prepare/heat your sauce.
  7. Simmer the meatballs gently in the sauce for 20-30 minutes until tender and cooked through.
  8. Serve your meatballs with pasta or rice and a grating of Parmesan cheese.
  9. Enjoy!
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