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Left-Over Turkey Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Left-Over Turkey Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Sauce

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.

Left-Over Turkey Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Sauce
Difficulty:Medium

Ingredients

Servings:4

For The Sauce

  • 1 peeledonion
  • 1celery stick
  • 1 tbspgarlic oil
  • 0.5 tspchili flakes
  • 2 x 400 g canschopped tomatoes
  • 1 tspsugar
  • 1 tspsalt and black pepper

For The Meatballs

  • 500 gturkey mince
  • 1beaten egg
  • 3 tbspbread crumbs
  • 3 tbspgrated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tspworcestershire sauce
  • 0.5 tspdried thyme

Steps

STEP 1

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).

STEP 2

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.

STEP 3

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.

STEP 4

Take a generous heaped tsp of mixture and roll it into a ball between the palms of your hands.

STEP 5

Drop the meatballs gently into the hot sauce.

STEP 6

Place back into the microwave and cook on SIMMER MICROWAVE for 15 mins or until cooked through.

STEP 7

Serve over a bowl of spaghetti and finish with a good grating of Parmesan cheese and torn basil leaves.

Enjoy

Left-Over Turkey Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Sauce

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