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Recipe: Turkey meatballs.

Mmm, meatballs. One of life's great comfort foods. These meatballs are versatile because you can eat them on their own, in a salad, on rice, in pasta, or on a sandwich.
 
I figured out this recipe for these meatballs because I wanted an easy dish that I could make in a large batch and freeze individual meals. This recipe is perfect for that, and I have to say they taste better after being frozen!
  
You can use any ground meat, or you can also use vegan ground round for this as well! I like to make these with turkey because turkey has a lot of healthy reasons to eat it.

Why is turkey good for you?
 
In reality you could make these with any meat but turkey has a lot of healthy benefits. Turkey is high in protein, niacin, vitamin B6 and the amino acid called tryptophan, which is what supposedly makes us sleepy after eating turkey! It also contains zinc, vitamin B12 and the flesh itself is very low in fat.
 
I've never attempted to make this recipe with a ground meat substitute but would love to hear how it turned out if you did! Leave me a note in the comments if you give it a try!
 

How to make turkey meatballs.

Ingredients:
-1lb lean ground turkey, or other meat or vegan alternative
-1 large egg
-1/4 cup 0% cottage cheese or vegan substitute
-1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs (optional)
-2Tbsp oregano
-1Tbsp basil
-3 cups tomato sauce of choice
 
Directions:
-Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix well. 
-Layer a soup pot with half the tomato sauce. Bring to a simmer.
-Divide meat mixture into 16 meatballs. Add meatballs to pot. Cover with the remaining tomato sauce.
-Simmer meatballs for 10 minutes. Flip over and simmer for an additional 10.
 
Makes 16 balls.
  
Did you try these and enjoy them? If so let me know in the comments of this blog post, team! 
 
Enjoy!
  
Liz xo
 
Next blog post: Recipe - Citrus quinoa salad.
 
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