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Herbed Turkey Meatballs

Herbed Turkey Meatballs

Makes 4 servings

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 small yellow onion, diced

Sea salt

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried thyme

2 teaspoons dried oregano

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 egg, whisked

½ cup bread crumbs or almond meal

1 pound ground turkey

½ cup parsley leaves, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. Heat olive oil over medium high heat. Saute onion with a pinch of salt until translucent. Add garlic, thyme, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Remove from heat to cool.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together tomato paste, egg, bread crumbs, and ½ teaspoon salt. Gently mix in the cooled onions, ground turkey, and parsley, being careful not to overwork the meat.

4. Form meatballs about the size of a golf ball and space evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

5. Bake for 15-20, or until an instant read thermometer reads 160F.

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