- 1 jar of Uncle Steve’s Italian Specialties Sauce – Arrabiata (if you don’t like spice try tomato basil or marinara) The tomato basil is available at WalMart; the Arrabiata is sold at Feel Right Health food stores in the Buffalo area*
- 1.25 pound ground turkey (this is the size I usually find it in)
- ½ small yellow onion, grated or very finely minced
- 2-3 cloves garlic, grated or very finely minced
- ½ cup cornmeal
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tbsp dried parsley (of course you can use fresh if you have it on hand)
- ½ tsp salt**
- black pepper** to taste
- ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- grated parmesan cheese and parsely for garnish (optional)
- In a large mixing bowl add ground turkey, cornmeal, parsley, salt, pepper, and mozzarella cheese.
- Lightly beat 2 eggs and add to the mixing bowl.
- Grate or finely mince onion and garlic. Add to the mixing bowl.
- Mix well to combine. Just use your hands…it works the best!
- Form meatballs. You can use a spoon or cookie scoop to measure out even meatballs. You will get about 24-30 based on the size you make.
- Heat a couple of tablespoons of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)** on medium in a large skillet.
- Brown the meatballs on all sides. You may have to do this in batches depending on the size of your skillet.
- Turn the meatballs every couple of minutes until they are browned on all sides. Be careful when you turn them so that you don’t break up the meatballs.
- When all of the meatballs have been browned, add the arrabiata sauce to the pan.
- Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
- Serve meatballs on their own, with pasta, or on a meatball sandwich.
- Garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese and parsley. (optional)
*Other sauces may be used but Uncle Steve’s are good if you are looking for gluten free. The sauce I like does not say it is gluten free but I’m sure if you’re Gluten Free you are used to reading labels and looking for the handy Gluten Free Symbol***:
PLEASE COMMENT IF YOU HAVE SOME OTHER GLUTEN FREE SAUCES THAT ARE EASILY FOUND IN THE GROCERY STORE!
**There is no reason to add salt and pepper! Especially using arriabata sauce which is spicy!
***I do not brown my meatballs in oil of any kind to cut down on fat. I bake them in a 400 degree F oven (I use a toaster oven especially in summer) for 20 minutes and then add them to the sauce that is simmering on the stove!
****OTHER GLUTEN FREE SYMBOLS TO LOOK FOR ON FOOD LABELS: