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easy turkey meatball meal starter recipe
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Credit
Turkey Farmers of Canada

Serves: 20-26 meatballs
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
TIP: These meatballs make a great snack or lunchtime meal. Make them a lunchbox staple and serve with salad, rice or pasta. Use a favourite dipping sauce on the side: hummus, tzatziki, tomato or cheese sauces all work well.
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Sauté onions until softened and translucent, 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes. Remove mixture from heat and cool.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a bowl; ground turkey, onion-garlic mixture, panko breadcrumbs, eggs, cheese and herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Do not over mix.
  5. Use a small ice cream scoop to portion out meatballs. Roll portions between moistened hands to create a round even shape.
  6. Heat olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Sear meatballs evenly, turning occasionally, until lightly browned on all sides, 4-5 minutes.  Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a non-stick baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 12-15 minutes until cooked through and no longer pink in the centre.
  8. Serve the meatballs warm. Alternatively, you can freeze the meatballs on a clean baking sheet overnight and then divide into a few batches and store in the freezer in freezer-safe bags or airtight containers.  Make sure to label bags or containers with a date.  Meatballs can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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