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Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Posted by felicity Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 30-40 minutes
For the Meatballs:
500g turkey mince
1 egg
4 tbsp porridge oats or breadcrumbs
2 tsp parmesan cheese (optional)
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp English mustard powder
½ tsp chilli flakes (optional)
For the Sauce:
Glug or 2 of olive oil
1 onion
3-5 garlic cloves (crushed)
2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
Ground black pepper
1 tsp dried thyme
  1. Make the sauce by taking  a large pan with a lid and warm the oil, garlic and thyme
  2. Meanwhile, blitz the onion in a food processor and set aside 2tbsp in to a mixing bowl for the meatballs and tip the rest in to the pan for the sauce
  3. Now blitz the porridge oats or breadcrumbs in the food processor and add those to the mixing bowl too
  4. Cook the onion on a medium heat until soft, stirring regularly
  5. Add the tinned tomatoes and black pepper, turn the heat down and leave to simmer while you crack on with the meatballs
  6. To the mixing bowl which already has the onion and breadcrumbs/oat mixture in, add the mince, egg, parmesan (if using), thyme, English mustard powder and chilli flakes (if using)
  7. Squidge the mixture with your hands to mix and shape in to small balls
  8. Drop the meatballs in the sauce and leave to simmer for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through.


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