Speecie Spicee Meataballas

1
Pam Ellingson

By
@wmnofoz

Took a fairly basic baked turkey meatball recipe and made it mine. Pretty yummy little meatballs for pasta, subs, sauced over rice, in soups or for appetizers.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
makes about 60 to 70 small meatballs
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    ground turkey (i used ground breast and thigh mix)
  • 1 medium
    onion, very finely chopped
  • 3 clove
    garlic, very finely chopped or pressed
  • 2 or 3 slice
    whole wheat bread, torn into pieces (i use oatnut from oroweat)
  • 1/4 c
    milk/water/broth (i use fat free half and half)
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp
    catsup
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp
    evoo (olive oil) optional
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp
    white worcestershire sauce (or 2 to 3 tsp. regular)
  • 2 tsp
    poultry seasoning , regular or cajun, your preference
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 tsp
    paprika, sweet, hot or smoked, your preference
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
    ground pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 c
    panko bread crumbs

How to Make Speecie Spicee Meataballas

Step-by-Step

  1. Chop onion and garlic very finely and set aside. In a small mixing bowl, place bread pieces and all other liquid ingredients. Stir and let soak for a few minutes. Mash up those ingredients until bread is completely incorporated and there are no more recognizable pieces.
  2. In a med/lg mixing bowl, place ground turkey, onion and garlic, and dry seasonings. Add the bread "slurry" and mix very well. (I use my clean hands, but you could use a stand mixer with a paddle blade) Incorporate enough panko crumbs to firm up the meat mixture. It will still be soft, but is easier to shape when firmer.
  3. Preheat oven to 425. Line 2 or 3 lipped baking sheets with foil and spray with cooking spray. Get a small bowl of water to wet your hands while forming the meatballs. Using either a cookie scoop or a tablespoon measuring spoon, measure out a slightly rounded Tablespoon of meat mixture. Wet your hands a bit and form the meatball about 1 1/4 inches diameter. Place close together on sprayed foil and continue until all meat is used, occasionally wetting your hands to keep meat mix from sticking to them while forming the balls.
  4. Place filled pans in preheated oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until interior temp of meatball is 160 degrees. (You can turn the meatballs at about half cooked stage if desired, and rotate pans to bake evenly.) Remove from oven when cooked and let cool. Use immediately or freeze for use later in air tight container.

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About Speecie Spicee Meataballas

Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: For Kids Healthy




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