Sunday, September 12, 2010

Kitchen! Kitchen! Sunday Turkey Meatballs...clings to your ribs meal!.....

My ingredients for the sauce:
  • 1 large can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium size grated zucchini 
  • 1 1/2 cups of grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1 medium size onion roughly chopped
  • 1 small poblano pepper seeds removed and roughly chopped
  •  4 crushed garlic
  • Olive oil
Do the Tomato Sauce first....
Heat the olive oil in a deep pan, saute the crushed garlic and onions for a few minutes, add the grated zucchini and chopped poblano.  Add salt and pepper.  Stir for a about 2 minutes.  Add the tomato sauce and let simmer on low heat for about 20-30 minutes to reduce the sauce.

In the meantime, while your sauce is perking away..... transfer the ground turkey in a large mixing bowl, and the rest of the ingredients are -
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 1 cup of grated cheese (reserve the 1/2 cup for sauce later)
  • A bunch of chopped parsley (in this dish I used cilantro)
  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream or 1/4 cup of buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs - (I did not have bread crumbs so I crushed some saltine crackers) worked as well.
  • This is when things get messy --- combine all of the above ingredients in the bowl with ground turkey and mix thoroughly.  Form into a medium size balls (about 2 tablespoons).  Correct seasoning.
  • Heat some oil in a pan and brown the meatballs on all sides.  Add all the browned meatballs into your perking tomato sauce and simmer for another 5 minutes.  Correct seasoning and add the remaining grated 1/2 cup cheese on top and garnish with basil.

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