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I need a little help. We made this turkey meatball recipe last week, and it was great. The flavor was wonderful, and we ate it with spaghetti and our homemade spaghetti sauce.
The only problem was that the meatballs fell apart.
Essentially, we ate spaghetti with a very meaty sauce. It was delicious but not at all what we were going for.
So I’m hoping you experienced meatballers will take a look at the recipe and tell me what we should do differently to make them stay solid, like meatballs.
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- 2 eggs
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 onions
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 jar marinara sauce
- 1 cup water
- Coat 6-quart Crock Pot with cooking spray. Mix bread crumbs, eggs, half of the garlic, half of the onions, and basil in a large bowl. Add the turkey. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix well. Cover and place in freezer for about 20 minutes to make handling easier.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute remaining garlic and onion until translucent and soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Shape meat into 20 2-inch meatballs. Add to Crock Pot in layers. Pour sauce mixture over top.
- Cook for 5-7 hours on low. Our meatballs were cooked through and falling apart after 5 hours.
Recipe is based on one we found in the Prevention Slow Cooker Recipe Book
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