Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mini Meatballs

I don't make meatballs very often - they seem like a lot of hassle too me, but when I saw this recipe I wanted to give them a try because they seemed like they would be super tasty. They were a lot of work but they were also worth it. They tasted awesome and were nice and moist! The kids and I definitely enjoyed them... I did find that the 12-15 meatballs that the recipe said that they make was a very low ball number!! When they say mini, I expected smaller so I rolled them smaller... This meant that I ended up with about double what they said.

Mini Meatballs
(recipe found in Parents Magazine)

8 ounces mushrooms, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 egg
1/2 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
1 pound uncooked ground turkey breast (I used ground beef)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a large skillet, cook mushrooms and onions in 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium high heat for 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and starting to brown, stirring once. Remove and set aside to cool slightly. In a bowl, beat egg with a fork. Stir in bread crumbs, turkey, garlic powder and salt. Stir in mushroom mixture. Using an ice cream or cookie scoop, shape mixture into 12-15 balls. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the same skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs. Cook 10 minutes or until done.

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