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!
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
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.
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!?!
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.
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!