Craze-E Turkey Meatballs in Sauce

"Very good and very easy meatballs in a delicious mushroom-tomato sauce. The entire family will love this meal - or take it to the office potluck."
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  • Combine all the meatball ingredients in a bowl and mix gently using your (clean) hands so that everything is evenly distributed. Shape mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, saute mushrooms in olive oil for 5 minutes. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened, 2-3 minutes longer. Add pureed tomatoes, broth or water, herbs and seasoning and bring to boil. Drop in meatballs and cook for 30 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through and sauce has thickened (do not stir meatballs in sauce for first 5 minutes so that they can firm up). Remove bay leaf.
  • Serve over brown rice or egg noodles or pasta, with extra parmesan cheese.
  • Note: This can also be placed in a casserole dish, rice on bottom, meatballs and sauce on top, and reheated later on.

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  1. A delicious recipe for turkey meatballs. Half a recipe made enough meatballs for 4 people. They were delicious and the instructions were well written. I did not make the sauce this time and substituted a prepared canned sauce. Next time I will try making the sauce as well and maybe increasing it a bit. The meatballs were served over freshly cooked gluten free spaghetti with a salad on the side for a delicious meal. Thanks Evelyn for another great recipe.
  2. Evelyn thanks for your recipe!<br/>We all love meatballs and you recipe is really very tasty! As usual one of the most important things is to use good quality herbs and spices. <br/>We enjoyed it with bulgur, which is perfect the rich tasty sauce.
  3. The sauce is so time I will make 1 1/2 x the amount. The meatballs are a bit bland...I'll rethink what to do to add a bit of extra pep....but overall a delicious and easy to make dish.
  4. Evelyn-this was very easy to prepare and delicious. The sauce and meatballs were served over fresh spaghettini from a local source and garnished with a light grating of myzithra and fresh basil ribbons. My only complaint is that in Step #2 it does not indicate what temperature to cook the meatballs and if the pan should be covered. The leftovers will be reheated in a casserole dish as suggested in your directions. Thank you! It was all things considered, a success!
  5. Made this recipe for CraZe Contest 2009. I very much enjoyed this recipe. I like the low fat of the turkey and the method to cook in the sauce. I also used the sauce recipe as directed minus the mushrooms. (we do not eat them). Otherwise followed directions as written. I did thin the sauce a bit with water as it came out quite thick , servred over wheat rotini noodles. The remainder fo the sauce and meatballs were put into a small casserole dish over partially cooked rotini noodles and frozen for a future dinner. YUMMY and good luck.


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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