Turkey Meatballs With Tomatoe Sauce...

Serves 4
  • 700g/1lb 9oz turkey thigh mince
  • 2 tbsp fresh white breadcrumb
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 x 400g/14oz cans chopped tomatoes
  • Fresh parsley sprigs to garnish

  • Place the turkey thigh mince in a large bowl.
  • Mix in the breadcrumbs, eggs and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Divide the mixture into 16 and form into meatballs using wetted hands.
  • Allow the meatballs to rest for 20 minutes in a cool place.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large saucepan.
  • Add the onion and garlic, cover and allow to sweat for 10 minutes over a gentle heat until softened, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the tomatoes, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Place the sauce in a food blender and process until smooth.
  • Return to the saucepan, reheat and season to taste.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan.
  • Add the meatballs and fry until lightly browned all over.
  • Add the meatballs to the sauce and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  • Serve the meatballs with rice and garnish with sprigs of parsley.

Recipe and photo credit by - Lean On Turkey

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