ITALIAN STYLE TURKEY MEATBALLS IN TOMATO SUGO

A simple, tasty, melt in your mouth meatball dish!

Submitted by Daniela Nonkovic

ITALIAN STYLE TURKEY MEATBALLS IN TOMATO SUGO

A simple, tasty, melt in your mouth meatball dish!
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Serving: 6
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients
 

MEATBALLS

  • 1kg turkey mince
  • 1/2 brown onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 eggs, beaten

SAUCE

  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 2x 400g cans tinned tomatoes
  • 1x 700g tomato passata
  • 2x chicken stock cubes
  • 1/2 tsp of sugar
  • 1 level tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 level tsp dried oregano
  • 1 level tsp dried thyme
  • 1 level tsp dried basil or 2 handfuls of fresh basil, torn

Instructions
 

  • Combine all meatball ingredients and mix together with your hands and then roll into balls. Put to the side.
  • Turn slow cooker on LOW and add all sauce ingredients (EXCEPT onion, garlic & stock cubes) to heat up
  • In a small pot, heat some olive oil and add onion, garlic & stock cubes and cook until caramalised, stirring regularly. Transfer to Slow Cooker & gently stir to combine all ingredients
  • Gently drop meatballs into sauce and ensure they are submerged. Use tea towel trick & allow to cook for 4-6 hours (giving a gentle stir about halfway, if possible)
  • Serve on top of pasta or polenta with some fresh basil (optional)
  • Meatballs should be ready in 4 hours, however it won’t hurt to cook for 6 if you need to (they might just fall apart more easily).
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1 thought on “ITALIAN STYLE TURKEY MEATBALLS IN TOMATO SUGO”

  1. Easy to make, I halved the ingredients as only used 500g of turkey mince. It yielded 12 large meatballs. I didn’t have any bread for the breadcrumbs, but since it was Easter weekend, I had a hot cross bun, therefore used this instead! Intend to freeze the left overs for another few meals too.

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