balsamic turkey meatballs.

We hope y’all love balsamic as much as we do, because we’ve declared this Balsamic Week here at The Dough Will Rise Again. (and you know what doesn’t go well with balsamic? peanuts. So we’re in the clear for now.)

I use balsamic as often as I use most any other seasoning in my kitchen. I put it over roasted potatoes, use it in broccoli salad, make dressing with it, marinate chicken with it… you name it. It’s a flavor we greatly appreciate at our house, and I take full advantage of that. When I found these turkey meatballs, I knew they would be a hit. The original recipe calls for ground chicken, but I used ground turkey breast because I like knowing what’s been ground up in to my meat product. They are really easy to make, and would make a great meatball sub too!

I served these with a simple parmesan risotto and roasted green beans. If you’ve never roasted green beans… you really ought to. You won’t be disappointed.

Balsamic Turkey Meatballs
adapted from Once Upon a Chef

for the meatballs:
1 egg
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound ground turkey breast
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Panko

for tomato-balsamic glaze:
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3/4 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar

1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, parsley, tomato paste, garlic, milk, salt, and pepper. Make sure the tomato paste is completely dissolved.

2. Add in the ground turkey, cheese, and breadcrumbs. Use clean hands to mix ingredients together. Form medium size balls (about 2-3 tablespoons big) and place onto a lined baking sheet.

4. Make the glaze by whisking all of the ingredients together in a small bowl, then brush over meatballs. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until done. Makes about 15 meatballs.

All hail the mighty balsamic!


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