Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I love Trader Joes' turkey meatballs.  One of the few downfalls of living in the UK is the absence of TJs.  But I should have been making my own meatballs a long time ago anyway.  Easy peesy - and you know what's in them!  After consulting several recipes, this is what I ended up with.  We all loved them.  I'll triple the batch next time and throw a bunch in the freezer.

1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp onion salt
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
2 tsp. italian seasonings
dash of Tabasco sauce
1 egg
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 parmesan cheese

I think clean hands are the best utensil for this job.  Also, if you measure everything out before you go at the meat with your hands, you don't have to wash them just to open a Tabasco bottle or container of bread crumbs.

Mix ground meat, salt, garlic salt, onion salt, red pepper and italian seasonings in a large bowl until everything is thoroughly mixed in.  Add Tabasco sauce and egg and mix again.  Lastly, add in bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.  Mix just until everything is combined.  If the mixture seems a bit wet and isn't sticking well, through in a little more bread crumbs.

Make golf ball sized balls of the meat and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.  They shouldn't touch, but can be very closely spaced.  Bake at 400 for 13-15 minutes.  Turn meatballs over and bake 5 more minutes or until cooked all the way through.

Use hot or freeze for later.

1 comment:

  1. You know, you can chop up a bunch of spinach really tiny and mix it in with your hands, too. I do this in turkey meatballs for Myla so she gets some more veggies! It still just tastes like meatballs.


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