Sandi’s Turkey Meatballs
Heat oven to 375 degrees
One pound of ground turkey. Dark or light meat, it doesn’t matter
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup dried bread crumbs
1 large egg
½ red bell pepper
½ small yellow onion or one whole shallot
1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon hot sauce (Texas Pete or sambal sauce. Anything you like)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon of you favorite grill seasoning
Salt and pepper-dash of each
Dump meat into mixing bowl to come up to room temperature.
In medium frying pan, sauté bell pepper and onion/shallot in 1 teaspoon olive oil until soft and tender.
Set aside to cool.
Once cool, add to meat. Add rest of ingredients then mix until just combined with hands. Do not over mix. If too wet to roll, add a bit more bread crumbs.
Roll into walnut sized balls.
Brown in skillet on all sides, then transfer to the oven. (move meatballs into an oven safe baking dish if your skillet can’t go into the oven.)
Bake for 20 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, depending on the size of the meatballs.
Serve with any sort of pasta, or eat alone.