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bake:
22 mins to 25 mins at 400°
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
8
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Italian and Mexican Meatballs with Sauce

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • For Italian Meatballs, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • In a very large bowl combine the egg, garlic, bread crumbs, cheese, salt, and pepper; mix well. Stir in ground turkey and sausage to combine. With damp hands form into 24 to 30, 1-3/4 to 2-inch meat balls (about 3 to 4 tablespoons mixture each).

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  • Combine oil and paprika; brush atop meatballs.

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  • Bake meatballs 22 to 25 minutes or until cooked through, (165 degrees F on an instant read thermometer). With a slotted spoon, (remove meatballs to a large serving bowl; gently toss with sauce (see recipe below). Top with basil. Makes 12 to 15 meatballs.

Mexican Meatballs:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a very large bowl combine 2 eggs, lightly beaten; 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs; 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro; 4 cloves garlic, minced; 2 teaspoons dried oregano; 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder; 1 teaspoon salt; 1 teaspoon ground cumin; mix well. Stir in 2 pounds lean ground turkey and 8 ounces cooked smoked chorizo sausage, finely chopped or uncooked chorizo sausage, to combine. With damp hands form into 24 to 30, 1-3/4- to 2-inch meatballs (about 3 to 4 tablespoons mixture each). Combine 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder; brush atop meatballs. Bake meatballs 22 to 25 minutes or until cooked through (165 degrees F on an instant read thermometer). With a slotted spoon, remove meatballs to a large serving bowl; gently toss with sauce (see recipe below). Top with fresh cilantro leaves, if desired. Makes 12 to 15 meatballs.

Nutrition Facts (Italian and Mexican Meatballs with Sauce)

180 calories; total fat 7g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 89mg; sodium 416mg; potassium 106mg; carbohydrates 6g; fiber 1g; sugar 1g; protein 24g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 340IU; vitamin c 3mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 8mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 50mg; iron 1mg.

Smoky Tomato Sauce

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  • In a Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, dried basil, and dried oregano cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, smoked paprika or paprika, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Gently toss about 1 cup of the hot sauce with each kind of meatballs; pass remaining sauce. Makes 7 cups.

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