Top Review by Gandalf The White
Easy recipe, great flavor. Especially nice that everything just goes in together and the mix is really easy to work with, so making the meatballs is a really quick process. My DW is trying to lose weight but loves Italian, so a recipe without oil for frying and no eggs fits into her "400 Calorie Diet" plan. Our 18 month old GS is a meatball fanatic as well, and loved these far better than his mom's recipe.
I did make two modifications: I used a mix of 1 lb turkey and 1/2 lb veal, because DW prefers her meatballs moister, and I added 10 minutes cook time at 400 degrees at the end, to provide additional crispness and browning. Both changes were definitely to her taste and we'll be making this recipe frequently.
Just so people can estimate portions, with 1.5 lbs meat (and no other changes to ingredients), I made 64 meatballs, about 2 inches in diameter. They freeze beautifully after being baked, and we put them into quart freezer bags, for portion control.
Thanks, dancer^, for sharing a wonderful recipe.
Also, I lined my cookie sheet with parchment paper, so there was no mess to clean up, but it didn't look like there was much mess on the parchment to begin with ... it may be that I had less liquid than the original recipe called for and hence a more balanced mix ...
- 1 lb ground turkey breast
- 1 1⁄2 cups dry breadcrumbs
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 cup finely chopped carrot
- 1 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
- 3⁄4 teaspoon rubbed sage or 3⁄4 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 dash poultry seasoning