Easy Homemade Meatballs

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So I found myself with some ground turkey and in want of making meatballs, but this time with breadcrumbs, instead of rice-like before.

This recipe comes from The Spruce Eats. 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of Lean Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons of Water
  • 1/2 Cup of Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup of Onion, minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl: combine egg, water, bread crumbs, onion, salt, pepper, and combine.
  3. Add the ground beef or turkey that has been broken into chunks, and mix gently, but thoroughly with your hands to combine.
  4. Form the mixture into meatballs about 1-inch in diameter and place on a broiler pan or pan with sides.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until meatballs are brown.
  6. Serve and eat!

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Thoughts After Cooking:

These were really good, easy to make, and everyone enjoyed them.

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For more meatballs, go to How to Make Meatballs With Rice

For more from The Spruce Eats, go to Easy Northumberland Pan Haggerty

How to Make Meatballs With Rice

So Raleys does their $5 Mondays and they had two 1lb containers of ground turkey for $5.

A deal like that, I can’t resist. I bought them and cooked one while putting the other in the freezer. I had forgotten about it, but then was reminded and needed to cook the meat up before it went bad.

I decided to make meatballs as I hadn’t ever made them before-but I was missing breadcrumbs and it was late so I didn’t feel like going out to buy some.

So in the spirit of the 1940s (Tuesday’s post on The Secret Keeper), “Make it do… Or do without”, I searched the internet for a recipe that had a substitute for breadcrumbs.

This recipe comes from Delishably

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 to 2 lbs of Ground Turkey (or Ground Beef)
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 3 Tablespoons of Uncooked Rice
  • 2 Tablespoons of White Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons of Fresh Parsley or Basil (I prefer basil)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons of Minced Fresh Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon of Paprika
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Cooking

Directions:

  1. In a bowl combine the meat with all the spices.
  2. Add the egg, and mix.
  3. Mix in uncooked rice and flour.
  4. Continue to mix until it is uniformly blended.
  5. Shape into balls.
  6. In a skillet, coated with olive oil, saute the meatballs and allow them to cook until browned.

Thoughts After Cooking:

So I thought this was pretty good, although if I were to make it again I would try using something else as a substitute-the rice made them a little chewy.

But otherwise delicious!

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