Thursday, March 21, 2013

Baked Turkey Meatballs


Do you love the convenience of frozen meatballs that sell in the supermarkets?  I do!  But as I am becoming more aware and more educated about food such as whole food vs processed food, I couldn't bring myself to buy it.  As I flipped to the back and read the ingredients list, I had to sigh and put the frozen meatballs back in the freezer.  I told myself, if I want some meatballs, I just have to make it myself and freeze it!

I chose turkey because I bought a small turkey breast during the Christmas sales.  I removed the turkey bone and hand minced the turkey breast with a cleaver.  Then, just added the seasonings and baked.  Since my turkey breast was small, it didn't yield much meatballs, next time I would have to make more to freeze.  These turkey meatballs were delicious as it.  Or you can add it in spaghetti sauce, or make a BBQ meatballs sauce, or an Asian style sauce to coat the meatballs.  I even sandwiched it in a bun with a slice of cheese for Evy to bring in as her lunchbox to school.


Before baking

After baking

 Sorry, no exact measurement here. 

Ingredients:

Ground turkey
Sea salt
Garlic powder
White and black peppers
Dried onion
Dried celery
Dried chive
Worcestershire sauce
Sesame oil
1 brown egg
Japanese panko

Method:

1.  In a large bowl, add in ground turkey and the rest of the ingredients.  Stir in one direction until sticky and gluey.  Cover with a cling wrap and put it in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

2.  Take it out and use a small size cookie scoop and scoop each meatballs onto a lined and sprayed foil cookie sheet/ baking sheet.

3.  When done, spray the meatballs with some cooking spray and bake in preheated 350'F oven for 15 minutes.

4.  Cool on the same baking sheet.  If you want to freeze it for much later.  Put the whole baking sheet with the meatballs one inch apart in the freezer for 20-30 minutes before placing them into a freezer safe zipper bag to freeze.

3 comments:

Holiday Baker Man said...

the jalapeno is a great addition!

Belinda said...

Making your own and freezing is the way to go - you inspired me!

Phong Hong said...

I will bake my next batch of meatballs. Sure beats deep frying which is so messy and unhealthy.