I have tried using ground turkey to make meatballs but they tend to lack flavor. The texture is more dense and you need to kick it up a notch by adding a lot of seasonings. I even tried to mix turkey meat with beef – flavor was a lot better but still couldn’t satisfy my taste buds, that is until today when I made these meatballs with 3 types of meat (turkey, pork and beef). The combination of meats create an amazing flavor and the meatballs are very juicy. My kids finished their whole plate tonight.
Dried chopped onion
Light soy sauce
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix the pork, beef and turkey together thoroughly in a large mixing bowl. Stir in all seasoning, then add in beaten egg and mix well. (pictures 1 and 2)
- Stirr in oatmeal, you may want to crumble oatmeal with your hands and mix well. (picture 3)
- Shape meat into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place them on a baking sheet and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until they are just barely cooked through and no longer pink inside. Do not overbake. (pictures 4 and 5)
- Return meatballs directly in your pasta sauce and simmer for 5-10 minutes. My home made tomato basil sauce can be found here.
You can serve meatballs with spaghetti/pasta, make a meatball sandwich or just eat them with the tomato base sauce.