I’m an Italian girl. Well, Italian, Irish, and Polish, but that’s besides the point. The point is that I love pasta and meatballs. LOVE. These are always delicious and a perfect meal.
A few months ago when I was visiting home, my mom made a turkey meatloaf. I had never had meatloaf that wasn’t beef, but it was good and I felt slightly more healthy since it was turkey. I decided to try this with meatballs too. I improvised a bit, and the meatballs ended up being super yummy.
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1/2 a medium onion finely chopped
- 3/4 cup of bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
- 3 tablespoons of ketchup
- 1 egg
- Salt and pepper
Add the onion (make sure it’s finely chopped, you don’t want to bite into bit pieces of onion!), bread crumbs, and cheese to a large mixing bowl. Mix it together well. Add the ketchup and egg, and mix it up so that it’s well combined.
Now add the ground turkey and mix it all up! I usually get in there with my hands at this point, it’s just easier to make sure everything is combined. Don’t overmix it or the meatballs will get tough.
Begin heating a skillet a little bit of olive oil over medium heat. Now form little balls with the meat (resist the urge for a TWSS joke) and fry the meat so that the meatballs cook most of the way through.
Once the meatballs are mostly cooked, add them to a pot of sauce. If you need a recipe for tomato sauce, you can find mine in the Recipes tab at the top of the page under Entrees. Let the meatballs simmer in the sauce for at least 20 minutes. This will help flavor the sauce and finish cooking the meatballs through. When you’re all done, serve the meatballs and sauce over your favorite pasta! Enjoy!