Yesterday, I mentioned I was making turkey meatballs. Well they were delicious and very simple so I wanted to share the recipe.
Very Healthy Turkey Meatballs
1 pound of ground turkey
1/4 of a yellow onion
1 teaspoon (estimated) salt
1 teaspoon (estimated) red pepper flakes
2 tablespoon-ish ground flaxseed
2 teaspoons (estimated) garlic salt
1 teaspoon (yes, I mean this was estimated too. I didn’t used any measuring equipment) Italian seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (that’s Fahrenheit, you gangster)
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper or tin foil and spray it with a high-heat oil of your choosing.
- Chop up the onion as finely as you can. I don’t mind visible onion, but you want to make sure it will mix in with the rest of the ingredients and not fall out of the ball.
- In a separate bowl, mix the egg so that the white and the yolk blend.
- Then mix every listed ingredient in a big bowl using your hands. Sing a song while you do it! Get involved! Live your life!
- Then when you feel like you’ve truly united the ingredients to be as one, roll the meat into balls. Try to use about 2 tablespoons worth of the mixture per ball. Or use less or more depending on how big you like them. I’m not making a dirty joke here, just know I could if I wanted to.
- Set a timer for 25 minutes. Then when your time goes off, check ‘em! If they are pink in the middle add 5-8 more minutes.
- Enjoy! You earned it!
All of the seasonings are “to taste.” Except don’t taste raw meat, that’s dangerous and disgusting. Use your best judgment. I never like Italian seasoning so I probably should have skipped it but it’s not too powerful either way.
A word about the flaxseed: I am not making an anti-carb statement with this choice, I just didn’t have breadcrumbs in my house, so I substituted flaxseeds. They are high in protein and fiber, so that’s nice too. A more traditional recipe would use breadcrumbs, but I thought this did the same job of holding the meatballs together and it didn’t change the taste. Plus, remember that protein and fiber I just mentioned?
Note: Is it weird that I don’t have breadcrumbs laying around but I do have ground flaxseed? Probably not weirder than this photo of ground flaxseed with a Hans Solo bobble head.