… with a chance of meatballs
You gotta love the versatility of your basic meatball. Thrown into pasta, stuffed into a sub sandwich, or tossed with a little sauce for the perfect toothpick ready party food – all options are delish!
And when you substitute ground turkey for the usual beef or pork… you can have your healthy meatball and eat it too.
Originally I hadn’t planned on adding the bread crumbs, but after mixing it together, it felt a little too “wet”. So I added 1/3 cup of panko, and that seemed to do just the trick.
Baked Turkey Meatballs
1 pound ground turkey
1 small onion, peeled and diced
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1/4 cup roasted, peeled, and seeded jalapeno pepper
1 tablespoons honey
1/3 cup panko or seasoned bread crumbs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with Silpat mats or foil, if using foil, spray with Pam.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Form meatballs and roll into little balls, about 2 tablespoons of mixture per ball.
Place the formed meatballs onto prepared baking sheets, about one inch apart.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Serve as appetizers, in a meatball sub, or atop your favorite pasta.
Makes 40 meatballs