I never cared much about football, but I ended up marrying a pretty serious football fan. To add insult to injury, he is from Medford, Massachusetts and a serious Patriots fan (not my fault). Whether your Superbowl guests are Giants fans or Patriots fans, they will love these spicy turkey meatballs (healthy too). Great with pasta, on focaccia bread, or by themselves on toothpicks; everyone will love these including people like me who still don’t understand football.
Enjoy the game and Go Meatballs!
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Spicy Turkey Meatballs
This makes about 24 small meatballs-2 inches (safer to double the recipe).
One package of 1 lb. of 93% fat-free ground turkey meat.
1/2 cup of oats (un-cooked)
1/3 cup of breadcrumbs
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese (optional if you have a dairy restriction)
1/4 teaspoon of Kosher salt
1 pinch of ground Turmeric or Sazon
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 finely minced garlic clove
1 finely minced chopped onion (small/or 1/2 medium onion)
2 extra large eggs (or 3 medium)
Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Have cookie sheet ready and begin rolling your meatballs. Use a teaspoon as a gage to keep the size consistent. Once all of your meatballs are rolled and on the sheet, add one tablespoon of light olive oil and heat your large saute pan or dutch oven. Begin to cook the meatballs (no more than 12 at a time) without crowding the pan until browned.
Then add all the meatballs back to the pan and add 3 cups of your favorite tomato sauce, cooking for 20 minutes in the sauce. You may want to add additional salt and red pepper flakes to taste as some of you might like it a bit spicier like I do.
Put out your accompanients and have plenty of great local beer from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company or your favorite cocktail with vodka. We love LIV, Long Island Vodka, from Long Island Spirits so pick some up on your next visit to the North Fork.