Spicy Meatballs in Tomato Sauce


There are never enough good ways to eat a meatball. They're delightful and often self-sufficient. This recipe calls for lamb and turkey as the combination works amazingly well. Enjoy!

 

Prep Time: 40 Minutes

Cook Time: 45 Minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz Ground Lamb (or Lamb Ground Blend)
  • 12 oz Ground Lean Turkey
  • 1 cup Fresh Whole-Wheat Breadcrumbs (see tip)
  • 1 Large Egg White
  • 6 Cloves Garlic, Minced, Divided
  • 4 tbsp Chopped Fresh Mint, Divided
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher OR Sea Salt, Divided
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 28 oz Can Cushed Tomatoes

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Combine lamb, turkey, breadcrumbs, egg white, 1/2 cup onion, half the garlic, 2 tbsp mint, coriander, cumin and 1/4 tsp salt in large bowl.

Gently mix to combine.

Shape into 48 little meatballs, about 1 tbsp each.

Place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake the meatballs for 10 minutes.

Set aside.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Add the remaining 1/2 cup onion and cook, stirring, until golden, 3 to 5 minutes.

Stir in the remaining garlic, wine, cayenne and the remaining 1/4 tsp salt.

Simmer over medium-low heat until the wine has reduced significantly, 3 to 5 minutes.

Add tomatoes, return to a simmer, reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes.

Add the meatballs to the sauce and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Garnish with the remaining 2 tbsp mint.

Closing Thoughts:

Tips and notes:

Make ahead tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Just before serving, reheat over medium-low.

Tip: To make fresh breadcrumbs, trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear the bread into pieces and process in a food processor into coarse crumbs. One slice of bread makes about 1/3 cup crumbs.

Enjoy.


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