Saturday, March 05, 2011

Veggie Packed Turkey Meatballs

Everyone that knows me... knows that I sneak veggies into most of my foods. I wish my kids enjoyed all vegetables as much as I do... but they don't... :( So I light up with joy when they gobble these up!!! If you make the meat mixture the day before and set it in the fridge ... they will be so much flavorful... But making then right away works well also.


1 1/2 Pounds Ground Turkey
1 Onion
4-5 Cloves Garlic
1/2 Package of Parsley
1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
1 Whole Kale
2 Cups any combination of Veggies, I used Carrots and Asparagus
1/2 Cups of Seasoned Bread Crumbs
Olive Oil

Put the Parsley, Onion, Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes Seasoning and Kosher Salt in the food processor and pulse until well incorporated.

This is what it should look like.

Add the Kale...

Pulse until well chopped.

Heat about 4-5 Tablespoons oil and cook the mixture.

Cook for about 2-3 minutes.

Pulse the remaining 2 cups of veggies.

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except the oil.

Do not over mix !!! You will get tough meatballs.... Using a large cookie scooper shape into a ball.

Place on a cookie sheet and drizzle with oil.  Place in a 400 degree.

Cook for 40 minutes.

I throw them in Marinara Sauce and simmer for about 15 minutes.

You can make meatball sandwiches, serve over pasta, or just by themselves.

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