Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs

For some reason yesterday I just got a craving for spaghetti and turkey meatballs, there is something about that comfort food that is just so good even on a nice hot day.  So today I decided to make my own healthier version of your typical spaghetti and meatballs.  Lucky for me I never really liked beef that much, but I LOVE turkey burger in any form, making it the perfect substitute for beef.  So I looked on pinterest for some turkey meatballs (mostly for cooking time/ method because I am still learning this whole cooking thing) and I put my own twist on one that looked easy.  Although my kitchen was about 1000 degrees from the frying pan, the oven and the heat (we have no AC in my house) it was soo worth it when I got to enjoy my final product.

 

Turkey Meatballs
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Ingredients

  • 1lb ground turkey burger
  • 1/2 cup of spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 3 gloves of garlic, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro. chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1.2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Chop the onion, garlic, spinach and cilantro, add into a large bowl and mix together
  3. Add the turkey into the bowl (I used my hands to mix)
  4. When the turkey is mixed well with the vegetables, add the egg, onion powder, garlic powder and the pepper and mix well
  5. Turn frying pan on medium heat
  6. Roll into balls (should make about 12) with a spoon
  7. Spray the pan with cooking spray and cook each meatball until browned (about 30 seconds each side) then add onto a baking sheet lined with foil
  8. Cook the meatballs in the oven for 20 minutes, check the inside to make sure they're done before serving
  9. Serve with any type of spaghetti (I used organize black bean pasta) and sauce or just enjoy them alone! Enjoy!
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