Turkey Meatballs

Makes 4 servings

  • 1 pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice, cooled (healthy substitute for bread crumbs
  • Olive oil spray
  1. Combine all the ingredients except the olive oil in a large mixing bowl and shape into about 30 meatballs 1 inch across.
  2. Spray a large nonstick skillet generously with olive oil.
  3. Cook the meatballs for 5 to 6 minutes, working in batches if your pan is not large enough to fit them all, occasionally moving them around to brown all sides.
  4. Once all the meatballs are cooked, add a jar of low-sodium marinara sauce (preferably organic and with minimal sugar) to the pan.  Simmer the meatballs in the sauce for 20 minutes. Serve over vegetables, quinoa, whole-wheat pasta, brown rice pasta, or in a lettuce wrap.

Note: Also makes a great snack served solo.

Note: If you’re following a paleo diet you can substitute the brown rice for finely minced zucchini.

    

Taken From: Bob Harper’s “The Skinny Rules.”