Ground turkey – boring? Not with this amazing recipe!

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Turkey Meatballs and Little Farm Tomato Sauce
Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground turkey meat
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Turkey Meatballs cooking
Directions

  1. Add the onion, garlic, egg, bread crumbs, ketchup, parsley, Parmesan, Pecorino, salt and pepper to a large bowl and blend.
  2. Mix in the turkey.
  3. Shape the turkey mixture into er meatballs.
  4. Place on a large plate or baking sheet.
  5. Heat the oil in a heavy large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  6. Add the meatballs and saute until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  7. Turn off heat.
  8. Transfer the meatballs to a plate.
  9. Pour off any excess oil.
  10. Add the Little Farm Tomato sauce, about 3 cups.
  11. Return all the meatballs to the pan.
  12. Turn the heat to medium-low and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly and the flavors blend, 15 to 20 minutes.
  13. Season the sauce, to taste, with salt and pepper.
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Little Farm Tomato Sauce

This makes 4 quarts and it freezes well!

  1. Heat oil in an 8-quart heavy bottom pot.
  2. Saute garlic & onion until tender but not brown.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients except salt & pepper.
  4. Bring to a simmer and cook gently (uncovered) for 4 hours, stirring often.
  5. Add salt & pepper as desired.

Turkey Meatballs in sauce

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