Spicy turkey meatballs

Spicy turkey meatballs

Spicy turkey meatballs

A tasty and lean alternative to beef meatballs with a yummy sauce!

time

10 mins

pan

55 mins

fire

289 kcal

time

10 mins

pan

55 mins

fire

289 kcal

Spicy turkey meatballs

SERVES

4

DIFFICULTY

EASY

SERVES

4

Difficulty

EASY

Meatballs are one of my favourite dishes, and I make loads of different versions! Pre-slimming I used to make a sauce which used cocoa powder and wine and it was a bit of a signature dish, but I have recently gone a bit more back to basics with my meatball sauces, and with this one I definitely think it pays off to keep it simple! It’s very garlicky though, so don’t have this the night before a date or a job interview! I also use the food processor here as personally I like a lump-free meatball sauce, but if you don’t have one it would still work nicely just to finely chop the sauce ingredients.

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Spicy turkey meatballs

Servings: 4
A tasty and lean alternative to beef meatballs with a yummy sauce!
Syns: 0.5 per portion
Print Recipe
10 mins
55 mins

Ingredients

  • For the meatballs:
  • 500 g turkey mince
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 large carrot peeled and finely grated
  • 10 g parmesan
  • salt and pepper
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 whole red chilli with the top taken off I leave the seeds in
  • salt and pepper
  • Basil- to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180c. Make up the meatball mixture by combining the turkey mince, grated carrot, Italian seasoning and 10g parmesan and salt and pepper
  • Stir through the egg and then roll into walnut sized meatballs, placing on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Spray with low calorie cooking spray or oil, and then bake for 15 minutes.
  • To make the sauce, in a food processor combine the tomatoes, garlic and chilli and whizz up until nice and smooth. Season.
  • Transfer to a large pan, bring up to a simmer and then bubble gently for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes add in the meatballs, stir gently and then simmer on low for another 20 minutes.
  • Serve with spaghetti, sprinkled with parmesan and torn basil.

Notes

This is also lovely as a bake- so once the meatballs are done, stir in with cooked penne or rigatoni, cover with cheese and parmesan and bake for 30 minutes.
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