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May 2, 2011

Turkey Meatballs


  • ~1.25 lb ground turkey
  • ~1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 medium small onion, minced
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 pinch of parsley
  • 1 pinch of oregano
  • garlic
  • salt (or just garlic salt)
  • 1 small egg, beaten


  1. heat oil in pan. add fennel seeds and fry~1 min until fragrant.
  2. add onions and saute until just translucent.
  3. add parsley, oregano, garlic, salt. mix and remove from heat. put in fridge to cool (you can make this ahead of time.)
  4. preheat oven 350F
  5. heat 2-3 cups of your favorite tomato sauce in a separate sauce pan on simmer.
  6. in a large bowl, mix ground meat and onion mixture with your hands, careful not to overwork it.
  7. incorporate breadcrumbs in slowly. salt with garlic salt.
  8. coat aluminum lined baking pan in olive oil and form racketball sized meatballs.
  9. bake 15 min or until just brown on the outside.
  10. spoon meatballs into tomato sauce, simmer 5 min and serve.
makes about 15 racketball sized meatballs.