Turkey Meatballs

Note this recipe works just aswel with chicken or beef. 


  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped 
  • 1 Clove garlic,  grated
  • 500g ground turkey/chicken
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato purée
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan.
  2. Add the onion and garlic. Fry until soft then set aside in a large mixing bowl to cool.
  3. Once cool add the rest of the meatball ingredients. Combine well the set aside whilst you make the sauce.

Tomato Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped 
  • 2 Cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 Tin plum tomatoes
  • 1 Cup water 
  • 1 Tbsp tomato purée 
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt 
  • 1 Handful of whole basil
  1. Add the olive oil, onion and garlic back into the large frying pan and cooking on medium until soft. Add in the rest of the sauce ingredients and stir well. 
  2. Take the meatball mix and roll into balls. Wet your hands after each ball to stop the mix sticking to you. Place the balls into the sauce as you go. Give them a few minutes to cook then keep gently turn them every 5 minutes or so until they are start to  firm.
  3. Add the handful of whole basil. Lower the heat to a gentle simmer then Cover with a layer of baking paper. Or cover and transfer to a preheated oven 180 degrees.
  4. Cook for 60 minutes. 
  5. I like to Serve with courgetti and a sprinkle of chilli flakes.

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