Sunday, October 16, 2011

turkey meatballs with spicy sicilian sauce

Because it's so good and I like to share, here is my very own recipe for

Turkey Meatballs with Spicy Sicilian Sauce
(tasty and super good for you!)

1 lb lean ground turkey
1/3 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 grated onion
1 large egg white
1 cup spinach leaves, chopped fine
1 tbsp almond meal
cayenne pepper
Perfect Pinch salt free garlic and herb seasoning
pinch salt
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp anchovy paste (you can omit this if you want - it's high in sodium, but I like the flavor)
12 oz can crushed tomatoes
red pepper flakes
garlic powder
onion powder
3 garlic cloves
*note - all spices are done to taste, not measured


1) in large bowl mix turkey, oats, onion, egg white, spinach, almond meal, spices & chia seeds. Form into balls. You should get about 22 meatballs.
2) heat some olive oil in a large fry pan. Brown meatballs on all sides carefully so they don't fall apart.
3) add crushed tomatoes, anchovy paste, red pepper flakes, spices and garlic cloves to the pan. Cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes to get the flavors to blend.
Nutrition Information:
servings: 7
serving size: 3 meatballs, 1/2 cup sauce
calories: 144
total fat: 8.4
sat fat: 1.4
sodium: 285
carb: 8.3
fiber: 2.8
sugar: 3.2
protein: 15.8

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