Form small balls using your hands, or to be more precise, use an ice-cream scooper. Bake for 20 minutes in a 375 degree F. oven.
Meanwhile puree tomatoes in a food processor. Pour into a heavy saucepan and simmer oregano, garlic and salt for 20 minutes or until thickened.
Once meatballs are cooked, place them in the tomato sauce.
Turkey Meatballs in Homemade Tomato Sauce
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes in juice
1 large shallot, minced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1. Puree your tomatoes in a food processor or blended until smooth. Pour into a large dutch oven or heavy saucepot and bring to a simmer with oregano, garlic and a 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Let simmer for about 20 minutes to thicken.
2. Combine the milk and breadcrumbs in a small bowl and let stand for 5 mintues.
3. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, 1 teaspoon of salt, red pepper flakes, minced shallot and the soaked breadcrumbs. Mix well and form small balls (you can use your hands or use an ice-cream scooper to form perfect-looking balls).
4. Bake the meatballs for 375 degrees F. for 20 minutes. Once done, drop into tomato sauce and serve plain or with pasta and Parmesan cheese.
Yield: 4-6 servings
Recipe from: Eat, Live, Run