hungry mans turkey meat balls

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Rose Mary Mogan
from Sauk Village, IL

I created this recipe for dinner on yesterday. It is what my hubby wanted for the first meal of the New Year. I had gotten the ground turkey at a really great price, & just couldn't resist the bargain. The turkey is 93 percent lean, & only 7 per cent fat, so a healthier alternative. I must admit I was a little leery about only using ground turkey, but I pumped up the flavors by adding Italian Spice seasoning & DRY SALAD Italian Seasoning mix, then the Panko Bread Crumbs & eggs to hold them together, & didn't add any extra liquid, & they turned out perfect w/ a few additional Spices.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves Makes 24 HEARTY MEAT BALLS
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For hungry mans turkey meat balls

  • 2 1/2 lb
    ground turkey (93 percent lean) sam's club
  • 2 lg
    eggs,room temperature
  • 2 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 4-6 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian seasoning spice
  • 2 tsp
    cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried chopped chive
  • 2 pkg
    italian seasoning salad dressing mix (0.7 oz size)
  • 1 c
    milk or water or chicken broth if desired(optional) i didn't use any
  • 1 c
    grated parmesan/romano cheese blend

How To Make hungry mans turkey meat balls

  • 1
    I called these HUNGRY MANS MEAT BALLS, OR THEY COULD HAVE BEEN CALLED MAN PLEASING MEAT BALLS because of the size. I made them the size of golf balls to please my MEAT LOVING HUSBAND. But you can make them smaller if you like. I could only eat one with the quick sauce and pasta that I made to go with it. Of course I had to have garlic bread too. Some of the ingredients used in the recipe.
  • 2
    Add the ground turkey to a large bowl.
  • 3
    Combine all of the spices together in a small bowl. Then add them to the ground turkey, or add each one individually if desired.
  • 4
    Add both of the dry Italian seasoning packets.
  • 5
    Then add the Panko, grated cheese blend, & both eggs & minced garlic.
  • 6
    Stir to mix together, but not too much.
  • 7
    Just until mixture holds together. Spray a long pan with cooking spray or use aluminum foil and spray, then shape meat Balls into desired size. I got 24 units from my mixture, shaping about the size of golf balls.
  • Man Pleasing Turkey Lovers Meat Balls, full of flavor from the Italian Seasoning and Minced garlic.
    8
    Place in Preheated 350 degrees F. oven and bake for about 30 to 40 minutes. I baked for 40 minutes. Temperature should be around 180 degrees F. I then made a pasta sauce and added the meat balls to the sauce.
  • 9
    You can serve them plain if desired, with the sauce, or as desired. I am sure You will enjoy this TURKEY ONLY healthier version of meat Balls.
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