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Italian Turkey Meatballs in Marinara Sauce by Rosalie Fiorino Harpole

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For the turkey meatballs
  Turkey meat only 800 Gram
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Italian breadcrumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fennel seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), finely chopped
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Flat leaf parsley 2 Tablespoon, snipped
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
For the marinara sauce
  Extra virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Small, finely chopped
  Tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs), dice
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh basil 1 Teaspoon
  Dry basil 1 Teaspoon
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chicken stock 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Tomato sauce can 16 Ounce (Hunt's)
  Tomato paste 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cooked angel hair pasta 1 Cup (16 tbs)

1. Finely chop the garlic and snip the parsley leaves, chop the onion, dice the tomatoes, keep it aside.
2. In a large bowl combine the turkey meat, Parmesan cheese, Italian breadcrumbs, fennel seeds, garlic, eggs, salt and pepper.
3. Prepare the electric skillet and pour the olive oil.

4. Mix all the ingredients with your hand, until all ingredients are combined.
5. Make small meatballs and place it in the skillet, brown them for 5 minutes on each side.
6. Do not cook the meat completely, remove in a plate and in the same skillet pour extra virgin olive oil.
7. Saute the onions and garlic until brown, add the tomatoes and sauté, add the sugar salt and pepper, followed by the chicken stock, fresh and dry basil and red pepper flakes.
8. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
9. Add the turkey meatballs and let it simmer for 5-8 minutes.
10. Turn off the heat and let it rest.

11. Serve the turkey meatballs in marinara sauce over a bowl of cooked angel hair pasta.

Things You Will Need
Electric skillet

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 478 Calories from Fat 203

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g34.6%

Saturated Fat 4.1 g20.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 164.3 mg54.8%

Sodium 1145.1 mg47.7%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.5%

Dietary Fiber 4.7 g18.9%

Sugars 9.8 g

Protein 39 g77.3%

Vitamin A 36% Vitamin C 45.9%

Calcium 14.5% Iron 27.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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