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Clean turkey meatballs

By special_k (GoodFood Community)
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  • Makes 12 meatballs
Clean & lean turkey spinach meatballs with a homemade tomato basil sauce
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Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 500g Lean turkey mince
  • 200g Spinach
  • 1 Onion (red or white)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 chilli pepper (optional)
  • Italian herb seasoning (dry herbs of choice)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Sauce

  • 500g Lean turkey mince
  • 200g Spinach
  • 1 Onion (red or white)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 chilli pepper (optional)
  • Italian herb seasoning (dry herbs of choice)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tsp dry chilli flakes
  • 1 can (400g) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Good handful fresh basil leaves

'Pasta'

  • 500g Lean turkey mince
  • 200g Spinach
  • 1 Onion (red or white)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 chilli pepper (optional)
  • Italian herb seasoning (dry herbs of choice)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tsp dry chilli flakes
  • 1 can (400g) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Good handful fresh basil leaves
  • Courgette

Method

  • STEP 1
    Preheat oven 200C (fan) In a food processor blitz together the onion, garlic, spinach, chilli if using, seasoning & dry herbs.
  • STEP 2
    In a large bowl, combine the mixture with the turkey mince. You may at this stage wish to add an egg to help bind the ingredients.
  • STEP 3
    Roll the mixture into desired sized balls & place onto a lined baking tray.
  • STEP 4
    Place meatballs in oven for approx 20 mins check cooked through thoroughly.
  • STEP 5
    In the meantime make the sauce! Heat some oil in a saucepan & add crushed garlic with dry chilli flakes & heat for 2 mins to release flavour.
  • STEP 6
    Add chopped tomatoes, purée & honey. Simmer for 10 mins.
  • STEP 7
    Add basil leaves & using a stick blender blitz the sauce smooth. You can add your cooked meatballs into the sauce for a couple mins before serving with pasta.
  • STEP 8
    For a healthier low carb alternative to pasta, using a speed peeler, peel a courgette into long strips to resemble tagliatelle. Add the strips of courgette to the sauce for 2 mins to hear through and serve!
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