The semi-homemade recipe from Christian Crawford
Breaking Down Basics
CHAPTER 1. Protein
I used turkey. We seem to always have it in the freezer–has a bit of moisture to it, but less grease than burger. Seems to do the trick!
CHAPTER 2. Binder
Breadcrumbs are a must. Add in a little egg. Maybe add in a little shredded mozza…hey this is sounding pretty tasty!
CHAPTER 3. Weeds from outdoors
Honestly, if it smells fragrant and came from the garden, it is probably going to be real tasty–the weedier the better typically. For this recipe I chose thyme and oregano.
CHAPTER 4. If you got the flavor, keep the flavor
Paprika is a no brainer with turkey. Sage, salt, pepper, ginger, garlic, onion powder–usually does the trick.
CHAPTER 5. Let’s Fire Up
To avoid as much mess as possible, I get all of my ingredients prepped in my mixing bowl (incorporate all the spices, measure out my breadcrumbs whatever that might be. Then, I put on a pair of gloves, chop about half an onion for a pound of turkey, crack an egg, add all my ingredient in the bowl, mix with my gloved hand, and shape my balls the smaller the better before I drop them in my pan of olive oil. Fry on both sides and place in warm oven for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
This recipe is real tasty in a homemade bechamel sauce. You can also thin out your sauce with a commercial brand as long as you add in fresh weeds from outside. I like thyme and oregano for this.
Make ahead of time, store in your homemade sauce and bake with a starch for a pretty good supper.
Turkey Meatball Recipe
1 pound turkey
1/2 chopped onion
chopped thyme, oregano
2 tablespoons almond milk
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Heat oven to 350 degrees (best down in the winter or early morning). Combine spices, dry ingredients in mixing bowl. With gloved hands, chop onion, add turkey, egg, other desired seasonings. Shape into small balls.
Fry in a shallow amount of olive oil until brown on each side in a dutch oven and place in oven for remainder of cooking (approximately 20-25 minutes). Enough time to make a sauce and a starch..maybe even prepare a nice arugula and beet salad.
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