Turkey Meatballs

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by Kiki Cooks
8 Serves
2 hr 20 min

These turkey meatballs are one of my oldest family recipes. They never fail to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters. A lot of recipes favor other minced meats for meatballs, but I have always used turkey. Turkey is a very lean meat, making it a healthy meat option, but it also has such a depth of flavor, meaning that you don't have to compromise on taste or waist(line) when making this dish. However, I haven't completely strayed from tradition with this recipe, opting for a more classic tomato-based sauce that packs in a lot of delicious flavors, bringing back memories of family and good food.

Recipe details
  • 8  Serves
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 2 Hours Total time: 2 hr 20 min
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  • 580 tomato paste
  • 1.5 L water
  • 2 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Meat mixture
  • 1 grated white onion
  • 500g minced turkey
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup white rice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 potatoes, peeled
In a medium sized saucepan, heat on high heat combine all sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Let the sauce simmer for 15 minutes.
Meat mixture
In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the meat mixture ingredients and mix together thoroughly.
Cut the potatoes into large chunks and place them into the sauce.
Use a spoon and your hands to form golf ball sized meatballs and place them in the sauce too.
Let the meatballs simmer on a low heat in the sauce for around an hour with the lid on the pot, adding water if the mixture gets too thick as necessary.
Remove from heat and serve immediately.
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