Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Turkey Meatballs in White Wine Sauce

This is a recipe I put together by tweaking a paleo turkey meatball recipe and a recent recipe in Prevention magazine.  I made it this afternoon, then reheated it for dinner and it was delish.  Note that it's not a soup/stew consistency -- it's meatballs with some veg in a sauce.  The serving size looks small but it's pretty filling.  You could easily add more olive oil if you wanted to pump up the fat content without increasing carb content.

1 lb. ground turkey (I use 99% because the other kind seems gross to me)
1 egg
1 1/2 t. dried oregano
1 1/2 t. dried parsley
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. onion powder
1/2 t. red pepper flakes (can be omitted, no problemo)
1/4 c. almond meal
1/2 - 1 t. salt (to taste)
1 t. black pepper

Combine all ingredients and form into 16 balls.  Place on a baking sheet (lined with foil for easy clean up) and cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes (until cooked all the way through).

2 T. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced (or a big spoonful of the jarred kind)
1/2 c. white wine
2 pt (1 1/2 lb) cherry tomatoes, halved (I think you could substitute canned tomatoes in a pinch)
1 bunch (10 oz) kale, center ribs removed and leaves coarsely chopped

Heat oil in large pot/dutch oven over medium heat.  Add onions and carrots and cook, stirring, until softened.  Add garlic and cook 1 minute.  Pour in wine and cook about 4 minutes, or until reduced by about half.

Add tomatoes and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes have broken down, about 10 minutes.

Stir in meatballs and top with kale.  Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until kale is tender, about 20-25 minutes.

Serves 4.

Nutrition information:
369 calories
22 g carbs
14 g fat
35 g protein
6 g fiber


mom said...

Sounds yummy. We'll have to try it. Always looking for new ways to cook ground turkey.

mom said...

We made this tonight and it was really good. Definitely a keeper!

jen said...

Looks great. I recently made a simpler version of just turkey, egg, and parsley mini meatballs (no sauce) for the puppy, as a special birthday treat. She went nuts.

Sally said...

Mom - Glad you liked the recipe!

Jen - you have such a lucky puppy with a sweet mommy, who is such a good cook!