I have always loved spaghetti and meatballs. I used to make them with ground beef and fry them in olive oil. Those meatballs were delicious but certainly not the most healthy. I now make my meatballs using lean ground turkey meat. However, if I am having company I tend to use the fattier ground turkey…the meatballs easily pass for the beef meatballs that I used to make.
Here is what you need: 1 lb ground turkey, 1 egg, 1/2 cup grated romano cheese, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 4 cloves garlic (chopped), 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil (or 1 teaspoon dried), 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 2 tablespoons water
Here is what you do: Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly.
Turn oven on to broil. Form into meatballs of your desired size. I make them small because that is what the kids prefer. Place the meatballs on a cookie sheet.
Place into oven. I usually cook them 15 minutes, turning once, until they are lightly browned and somewhat crispy. This replaces the step where I used to fry them in oil! Remove the meatballs from the oven.
Place the meatballs into a pot of spaghetti sauce. Allow the meatballs to simmer for at least an hour. Serve over spaghetti noodles.
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