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Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey meat
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Romano cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into bite-sized cubes (you can use 4 (1 oz) string cheese pieces, too)
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

 Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Allow the oil to simmer (you want it very hot) while you prepare the meatballs.
  3. In a large bowl combine ground turkey meat, half of the minced garlic, egg, cheese, parsley, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, and parmesan. Slowly add the water, a few tablespoons at a time. The mixture should be very moist but still hold its shape when rolled into meatballs.
  4. Scoop one tablespoon of meat into a small ball. Press a piece of cheese in the center, then cover it with another piece of meat, roll to seal in the cheese. Repeat with all meat/cheese.
  5. Fry meatballs in batches in the hot oil, 2 minutes on each side.
  6. Place semi-cooked meatballs on prepared baking sheet. Once all meatballs have been pan fried, place the baking sheet in the oven to bake for 10-12 minutes, or until they're cooked though.
  7. While the meatballs bake, prepare your sauce! Our favorite is Tomato Basil Bella Vita*. Warm your sauce in a large pot.
  8. When meatballs are done cooking, add them to the sauce, stir to coat, and serve!

Tags: Entrees, Turkey

 
Posted in: Recipes 
Post Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:20 AM
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