Sunday, December 25, 2011

Turkey & Pork Sausage Meatballs

2 Packages Ground Turkey (about 1.25 lbs each)
1 lb Hot Pork Sausage
2 Scallion – Chopped
½ Cup Parsley – Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic – Minced
½ Red Onion – Finely chopped
4 Slices White Bread – Soaked in milk
1 Egg
1 tbsp. Salt
½ tbsp. Pepper
½ tbsp. Garlic Powder
½ tbsp. Onion Powder
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
2 Cups Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs

In a pan over med/high heat w/ 2 tbsp EVOO sautee garlic and onion until soft, about 10 minutes.  Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl combine turkey, sausage, scallion, parsley, onion/garlic, bread (squeeze the milk out first and crumble), egg, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and parmesan cheese.  Mix with a fork to combine but not overwork.

In a bowl mix together bread crumbs, about 1 tbsp salt, ½ tbsp pepper, ½ tbsp garlic powder, ½ tbsp onion powder.  Scoop out meatballs in about the size of golf balls.  Roll in bread crumb mixture to coat and then set aside.

In a pan over med/high heat add EVOO to coat bottom.  Once hot, add in meatballs and brown on all sides.  Probably have to do in batches so as not to crowd pan and steam instead of sautee.

Once browned on all sides set aside in a baking dish that can go in the oven.  When all the meatballs are browned, put in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes.  Let rest and then serve.  * you could coat the meatballs in sauce before placing in the oven if going to serve w/sauce.

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