Ground turkey – boring? Not with this amazing recipe!


Turkey Meatballs and Little Farm Tomato Sauce

  • 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

  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.

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


About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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