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.
- 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
- In a bowl combine the meat with all the spices.
- Add the egg, and mix.
- Mix in uncooked rice and flour.
- Continue to mix until it is uniformly blended.
- Shape into balls.
- 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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