I have always loved meatballs, but their heaviness has often been a point of contention between me and them. Anyway, I decided to try turkey meatballs, and lo and behold, I am perfectly satisfied. I decided to cook these in two ways. Half I simmered in tomato sauce and the other half I oven baked. Both were delicious in their own way. The ones I simmered were moist and went deliciously on a sandwich with peppers and onions. The others I have plans to put in calzones. They are sturdy and almost caramelized on the bottoms.
1 package Jennie-O ground turkey breast
1 package Jennie-O sweet turkey sausage, squeeze the sausage out of the casings into the bowl you are working with
1 medium onion, chopped small
3 cloves of garlic, chopped small
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
1 small handful parsley leaves, chopped
1 cup breadcrumbs (I used some herbed buns I made a few days ago, dried the slices out in the oven and ground them until fine)
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Smoosh them all together (you can use gloves for this part if you can't stand the feel of raw meat). Form the combination into 1 inch balls.