Chelle's Famous Turkey Meatballs

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Michelle Waco

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@Mommydiva

I make these all the time-and my family complains I don't make them enough! I usually make a big batch (3 lbs of turkey breast) so that I can make a couple of meals out of them- Swedish Meatballs, Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Meatballs with Baked Ziti and Marinara, Meatball sandwiches, or just put your favorite sauce on them in a crockpot for a potluck!! Yummy!! Adjust sizes according to the serving size you need, but they freeze well, so it is a great thing to make a big batch and save yourself extra work later! Just add to your favorite dish! **Adjust breadcrumbs as needed to achieve good consistency for forming meatballs. I do tend to eyeball things, so some measurements are approximate! ;)

Photo is baked as these can be either baked or fried. **Cooking times will vary depending on batch size and cooking method**

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
makes approx. 40 meatballs
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 lb
    ground turkey breast
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 c
    fine breadcrumb (old london or progresso are best,seasoned)
  • 1/2 c
    asiago 3-cheese blend, shredded (asagio,parm,romano blend)
  • ·
    garlic powder, to taste
  • ·
    onion powder, to taste
  • ·
    ground black pepper, to taste
  • ·
    cajun-louisiana seasoning blend, to taste (like luzianne cajun seasoning or tony chachere's )
  • 3 Tbsp
    canola oil, (optional) for pan cooking

How to Make Chelle's Famous Turkey Meatballs

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey and eggs until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Add seasonings to suit your taste. I tend to be fairly heavy handed,especially with garlic and black pepper. ;) Mix completely.
  3. Add cheese and bread crumbs. *If mixture is still too moist, feel free to add more bread crumbs until desired consistency is achieved.
  4. Roll into large, walnut sized balls and set aside.
  5. To fry: In a large skillet, warm 3 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Cook meatballs until golden brown, turning so that each side is browned. (Hint- a screen is helpful since the oil may pop and splatter like bacon).
  6. To bake: Place meatballs on a foiled or lightly sprayed pan and bake in oven at 360 degrees for 30-35 min (oven times may vary).
  7. Serving tip: My family likes these plain, with Contadina sweet and sour sauce (doctored up) on brown rice, in a marinara over your favorite pasta, slice in half on French rolls with marinara and cheese for a great meatball sandwich, in Swedish meatballs, in a BBQ sauce or anything for a party, you name it! They do freeze well too. Enjoy! ;).

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About Chelle's Famous Turkey Meatballs

Course/Dish: Turkey Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids



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