Herb Turkey Meatballs, Award Winning
Herb Turkey Meatballs:
These meatballs were created as a challenge for myself. When I started working with PVPUSD on the school lunch revitalization project, I analyzed the USDA regulations and this is what came from it. Of course, I added salt. These are a great canvas for your favorite sauce or grain.
8 oz turkey - ground
12 Tbl parmesan cheese - coarse grated
1 bread - slice
1/2 cup 2% milk
4 Tbl panko breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp oregano - dried
1/2 tsp thyme - dried
4 tsp fresh basil - chopped
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
2 Tbl olive oil
Preheat oven to 350°
Soak bread in milk
Mix together turkey, parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, oregano, thyme, basil, egg, and salt. Add the soaked bread.
Form into 2 inch balls
Sear in a hot pan with oil.
Bake in the oven until an internal temperature of 165° is reached (about 10 minutes)
Serve with a vanilla bean yam purée, cranberry compote, and toasted micro marshmallows
Serve over quinoa topped with your favorite marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese