Cooking & Eating

Turkey Sausage Meatballs

I am always attempting to recreate healthier versions of my favorite foods.  I think I have succeeded with these turkey sausage meatballs!  My husband and son absolutely love them, and I think they are pretty tasty, too!

20130918-204130.jpgIngredients

2 lbs of ground turkey
1/2 lb ground italian sausage
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1/2 yellow onion
1 1/2 c mushrooms
3 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 c fresh parsley
1/2 c fresh basil
1 1/2 c italian bread crumbs
2 eggs

Step 1

Chop all of the vegetables, parsley, and basil in a food processor.  I used a small 4 cup processor and it worked great.  Pour into a large mixing bowl.

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Step 2

Thoroughly mix ground turkey and sausage with chopped veggies, bread crumbs and eggs. I would recommend adding one egg and if the mixture seems thick enough, don’t add the second egg or just add extra bread crumbs.  I use my hands, the meat is always so cold that my hands go numb, but I haven’t figured out a better way.  Maybe next time I will try mixing in my Kitchen Aide professional mixer!?!

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Step 3

Spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray (I use Pam) and fill pan with meatball mixture.  I used two of these mini-pans and two regular muffin tins.  If you are in a rush, you can make the mixture into a meatloaf in a large baking dish.

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Step 4

Bake meatballs at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Meatballs in the mini-pans will cook faster than the regular size pans. 20130918-204225.jpg

These meatballs are very versatile.  I make them with spaghetti and red sauce, mashed potatoes or quinoa and veggies, or I’ve made meatball sandwiches with this recipe.  Give these a try, you will love them!

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Turkey Sausage Meatballs

  1. Great recipe, I can’t wait to try it. It sounds very healthy & easy. I like the ease of using the mini muffin pans, very clever!

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