Thanksgiving is over and your fridge is stuffed with a small mountain of leftover turkey. What to do? Forget Turkey sandwiches, we have a few creative tips on how to re-use that Turkey to make delicious meals for your whole family. This filling meal is a great way to end the day and refuel. By replacing darker meats (like beef) with turkey, this recipe becomes a much healthier alternative to your usual meatball dishes. Creating your own meatballs also gives you more control over what you’re putting into your body.
For the sauce, put the onion and the celery into the food processor and blitz to a mush, tip into a large glass bowl. (Reserve 2 tbsp of the mixture for the meatballs).
Add the garlic oil and chili flakes and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 3 mins. Add the cans of tomatoes + ¾ can of water, sugar and salt and pepper. Stir well and cook on SIMMER MICROWAVE for 10 mins while you do the meatballs.
Put all the ingredients for the meatballs, including the reserved onion and celery mixture in a bowl and gently mix together with your hands. Don’t over mix or this will make the meatballs dense and heavy.
Take a generous heaped tsp of mixture and roll it into a ball between the palms of your hands.
Drop the meatballs gently into the hot sauce.
Place back into the microwave and cook on SIMMER MICROWAVE for 15 mins or until cooked through.
Serve over a bowl of spaghetti and finish with a good grating of Parmesan cheese and torn basil leaves.