Andi's Turkey Beef Veggie 'Mock Sausage' MeatBalls
I'm always looking for a way to sneak vegetables into my kid's food. The herb blend I use helps make this meatball taste like sausage (my kids call it sausage). A squirt of brown mustard may also help enhance this flavor.
Chopping the veggies finely helps keep picky eaters from being suspicious- but it also helps to break up the meatballs and toss in the pasta sauce before adding to pasta. My kids love the taste and fight over who has more meatballs in their dish but they're highly suspicious of anything not shapped like a chicken nugget.
I prefer to use two kinds of meat (to add more beef flavor to the Turkey meatball) but meat types can be easily changed out and you could use all one type of meat if you'd like.I prefer to ground white chicken meat when availble, though the recipe calls for ground turkey (which I find more readily available). 2-3 pounds of meat should do the trick and seasonings can be adjusted as needed. When using 100% poultry I add breadcrumbs to help make the recipe less sticky.
This makes about 3 'batches' which match nicely to one box of pasta and jar of sauce (I use the Veggie Smart Smooth and Sweet by Prego).
CALORIES: 99.8 |
FAT: 5.9g |
PROTEIN: 9.9g |
CARBS: 1.5g |