Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New Recipe: Herbed Turkey Cheddar Meatballs

I have been trying to cook at least one new recipe a week to keep us from getting bored with our usual menus. Thank goodness for Pinterest to keep good ideas coming! I found this recipe and it sounded delicious so I knew I had to try it. I don't really make any other meatballs except my Italian meatballs so I thought it would be something different. I made them for lunch last weekend and they were a hit! They have great herb flavor, a hint of honey mustard and the crispy cheese crust is really yummy!

1 lb ground white turkey meat
1 egg
2 tbsp plain dried breadcrumbs
1 small sprig of rosemary, leaves stripped and minced
1 tsp tightly packed minced thyme leaves
1 tbsp minced flat leaf parsley
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
1 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp of sea or kosher salt
10 grinds of freshly ground black pepper
3-3.5oz cheddar cheese, shredded 
OPTIONAL: extra shredded cheddar cheese to top meatballs with
1. Preheat your oven to 350ยบ. 
2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the extra cheddar, if using. 
3. Mix well with your hands until all the ingredients are well combined and incorporated.
4. Grab a baking sheet and line with aluminum foil 
5. With your hands, begin shaping meatballs by rolling the meat mixture together into a ball shape. 
6. Place the balls on the lined baking sheet, you should have about 12 total.
7. If you’re using the cheddar, top each ball with a pinch of shredded cheddar. This creates a ridiculously good cheesy crust over the meatballs! 
8. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until the cheese is golden brown and melted. 
9. Enjoy!

Ethan loved them!

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