Meatballs with Tomato Basil Sauce

Posted at 12:12 PM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 14:20:16-05

1 lb. lean ground turkey

1 large egg, beaten

1 cup whole grain breadcrumbs

1/2 cup onion, diced

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

3 tablespoons canola oil

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 garlic cloves, diced

1 (15 oz.) cans no salt added tomato sauce

1 (14.5 oz.) can no salt added diced tomatoes with juice

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

No Salt Seasoning and Pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients through Italian seasoning with no salt seasoning and pepper. In a large frying pan up to medium high heat, add canola oil. Working in batches, if needed, form small balls (golf ball size) and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning on each side, or until internal temperature reaches 165°. Remove meatballs from pan; cover with tinfoil to keep warm.

In the same frying pan up to medium heat, add olive oil. Saute garlic for 1-2 minutes. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, no salt seasoning and pepper. Bring up to a boil; reduce to a simmer. Add meatballs back to the pan. Cook for 6-8 minutes. Serve immediately.

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