My first attempt at making meatballs was a total disaster. As soon as I put them in the pan, they all fell apart and I felt completely defeated. This time around, I used a Joy of Cooking recipe (using ground turkey rather than ground beef), and they were delicious. I left out tomato paste because I didn’t have any.
(adapted from Joy of Cooking)
1 pound ground turkey
1 garlic clove, mixed
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried oregano or Italian herb blend
2 tbsp olive oill
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup Marinara sauce
Preheat the oven to 375
Mix all ingredients well, except oil, flour and Marinara.
Form into 2″ balls, and dredge in flour.
Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet or frying pan.
Brown the meatballs, turning while cooking.
Warm the marinara in a sauce pan, and add to the cooked meatballs, stirring gently, to serve.