These Turkey Meatballs are really flavour-some, quick to make and very healthy. They’re gluten-free and dairy-free. I haven’t added egg as I find that the mixture sticks together enough without it and eating two or more proteins together is harder to digest so I prefer to keep it simple but add an egg if you prefer. You could also add ½ a cup of gluten-free breadcrumbs or almond flour for that texture if you wish. Turkey is a healthy protein. Free-range turkey is best if you can find it. Spinach contains extra nutrients and you can’t really tell it’s in there. Great for fussy eaters. Hope you enjoy!
Serves 4, makes 15-18 meatballs
500 grams turkey mince
1/2 a small to medium onion, grated or finely chopped
1 cup frozen spinach, thawed or 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil, coconut oil or duck fat
2 cups organic tomato sauce, homemade or store-bought
Broccoli, greens or gluten-free pasta to serve
- Combine the turkey, onion, garlic, sea salt, herbs, spices and spinach in a large bowl. Mix until all of the ingredients are well combined.
- Roll the meat mixture into meatballs.
- To cook on the stovetop, heat the oil or fat over medium-high heat in a large frypan. Place the meatballs in the hot pan and brown for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. (If your pan isn’t large enough to hold all the meatballs without them touching, cook them in batches.) To cook in the oven, place on a lined baking tray in a 180C oven for 15 mins or until cooked through.
- Start cooking the broccoli, greens or pasta while the meatballs cook. Reduce the heat of the pan to medium, add the tomato sauce, and cover the pan. Simmer the meatballs and saute for another 10 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through and sauce is warm. If you cooked in the oven, add meatballs to a pan with sauce and warm on the stovetop or just pour the tomato sauce over the top of the meatballs. Serve with broccoli, greens or pasta. Enjoy!