I don’t eat a whole lot of Italian food.
I understand, crazy right? I believe it is because I’m a tiny bit obsessed with everything Mexican (enchiladas, chips, guac, tacos… etc)! It’s simply too good to refuse.
This past week though I simply experienced a craving for ravioli, lasagna, garlic bread or basically ANYTHING ITALIAN. Unfortunately all I needed in my own cupboard was tomato sauce, but man, did that sauce appear great. Like I type of wanted to eat it from the jar and call it dinner.
Is that strange?
I thought to myself for a long time about what I could do using the tomato sauce. I mean, besides spooning it into my mouth or simply warming it up and pretending it was tomato soup. At one stage I considered buying breadsticks from Pizza Hut simply therefore i could drop them within the sauce, but chose I wasn’t that eager.
I ended up searching the freezer and found lean ground turkey. Obviously cute little meatballs came right to mind!
Just look at that steamy goodness!
I especially love this recipe because it just takes about 30 minutes to throw together. The ground turkey is combined with an egg and the next spices: cumin, garlic sodium, black pepper, reddish colored pepper flakes, a pinch of cayenne, basil, oregano, plus a little bit of dijon mustard. Now that might appear like a large amount of spices, nonetheless it email address details are pigs feet good for you drop inactive delicious!
I actually baked my meatballs within the range for quarter-hour then transferred them to a skillet with tomato sauce simmering on medium-low. Then I carefully spooned the sauce on the meatballs in order that they would continue to soak in the flavor. It didn’t disappoint.
You will certainly work with a pasta sauce of your decision (garlic, red pepper, tomato basil, or marinara), but I made a decision to use a simple good-quality tomato sauce since I wanted to jazz it up with my own herbs like fresh basil and oregano. Also, if you don’t need a spicy sauce then simply omit the crimson pepper flakes.
I actually made this dish twice this week! The second period I added sliced mushrooms towards the sauce. (You need to too!)
You men… I must say i love these meatballs from underneath of my heart. They’re healthful, juicy, and gratifying over a whole grain such as quinoa, pasta, or brown rice. Comfort meals makeover, right?
I think that adding the Burrata cheese was what really made the dish particular; it melted into the tomato sauce and developed a creamy flavorful pop. Unless you have Burrata, feel free to make use of fresh mozzarella.
Ideally I’ve convinced you to jump on the meatball loving bandwagon cause I am enthusiastic about those little bites of heaven.
Have an excellent Labor Day weekend!
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon cumin
For the sauce:
2 mugs tomato sauce or your preferred pasta sauce (marinara works well)
4-5 large basil leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon oregano
4-6 ounces of Burrata parmesan cheese, cut into huge pieces
Preheat oven to 400 levels F.
In a large bowl, combine the turkey, bread crumbs, egg, minced basil, garlic sodium, oregano, cumin, dijon mustard, black pepper, cayenne, and red pepper flakes. Blend together and move into 1 inches meatballs. You will end up with anywhere between 16-22 meatballs.
Bake meatballs for quarter-hour.
While the meatballs are baking, make the sauce. Temperature a large skillet on medium-low and add tomato sauce and oregano. You now can truly add any natural herbs or additional ingredients such as mushrooms or reddish pepper flakes in the event that you desire. Sauce will thicken.
Once meatballs are done baking, add these to the skillet; spoon the tomato sauce generously on the meatballs and add the basil.
Place the Buratta randomly within the tomato sauce and/or on the meatballs; continue cooking food on medium-low for 5 more minutes or until the cheese has melted in to the sauce.
Serve meatballs over grain or pasta of choice. Would also become great over spaghetti squash.
And undoubtedly other ingredients in the pantry
Made this for dinner tonight/baked meatballs early this morn
And will warm up in sauce in about 1 hour
Can’t wait to enjoy