13 Apr Ground Turkey and Italian Sausage Meatballs
Who doesn’t like meatballs? I loved when my mom would make us meatballs, she would make hers out of buffalo. Which was so tasty! Now that I have become a mother myself I have tried to find way to incorporate all kinds of food and meat in our meals. Having a toddler that doesn’t have that many teeth has it challenges when it comes to eating. For now we are good on solids as long as they are a little on the softer side. Since using ground beef can be a little to greasy and then ground turkey on its own can be very dry I decided to mix in some Italian sausage. It helps keep the ground turkey from drying out, and it gives off some great flavor. Hoping my son would love these I tend to make these quite a bit, and to be honest not because he likes them because I like them. He loves eating them with pasta and I love eating them on their own or in a spinach salad. Trust me when I say this will quickly become a family favorite meal!
Ground Turkey and Italian Sausage Meatballs
- 1lb of ground turkey
- 2 Italian sausage (spicy or mild) casing removed
- 8 crackers or 1/3 cup of panko
- 1 egg
- 1 onion
- 2 cups of raw spinach
- 2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce (If you’re not a fan you can use 2 tsp. of sugar and then 12-14 drops of hot sauce)
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 tsp of chicken bullion (I recommend the better than bullion)
- 1 tbsp of Italian seasoning mix
- 1 tbsp olive oil or becel butter
- 2 garlic cloves
- Saute onions, and garlic in olive oil or butter until translucent
- Add spinach and Italian seasoning, sauté for a minute.
- Add Worcestershire sauce, water, chicken bullion and simmer until there is little to no liquid then cool.
- In a bowl add your ground turkey, 2 Italian sausages with casing removed, panko or crackers, 1 egg. Once the spinach mixture is cooled add and mix all ingredients together.
- Pre heat oven to 400 degrees
- Form meat into ball then bake for 20-30 min flipping half way.