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Turkey Meatballs with Feta Cheese
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Comfort Food, Healthy, Turkey
Servings: 15 meatballs
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Chef Bill Collins

Ingredients

The Meatballs

  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs (plain)
  • 4 ounces feta in brine (crumbled)
  • ¼ cup parsley (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Aleppo Pepper
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • cup parmesan cheese

Tomato Sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can whole tomatoes (peeled, 28 oz can)
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 2 teaspoons oregano (dried)
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper

Instructions

To Make The Sauce:

  • Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat. When it’s heated, add the olive oil and garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds, or until the garlic is fragrant
  • Add the tomatoes, wine, and oregano, and bring to a simmer. Stir in the tomato paste, and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Simmer, covered, for 20-30 minutes (or however much time you have).
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper

While the sauce is simmering, prepare the meatballs

  • In a bowl, combine all of the meatball ingredients except the ground turkey and parmesan cheese. When the mixture is thoroughly combined, mix in the ground turkey
  • To check the flavor, preheat a small skillet, over a medium heat. When it’s heated, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and a small amount (approximately one heaping teaspoonful) of the meatball mixture. Flatten it, and cook it on both sides, until it’s cooked through. Taste it to see if it needs more seasoning. Adjust the flavors, and test again, if you’d like
  • Roll the mixture into golf ball-sized meatballs. Place on a baking sheet, and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through
  • Serve with the tomato sauce, and sprinkled with parmesan cheese, either over pasta or in a roll
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Meatballs with Feta Cheese
Amount per Serving
Calories
100
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
31
mg
10
%
Sodium
 
268
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
359
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
7
g
2
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%
Vitamin A
 
841
IU
17
%
Vitamin C
 
9
mg
11
%
Calcium
 
65
mg
7
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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