A classic Italian recipe that we have made healthy - using 50% turkey and baking the meatballs instead of frying. You’ll never notice the difference – and it means you can have an extra couple without feeling guilty!
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Olive oil, onion, garlic, tomatoes, fish sauce, anchovies and chili (optional), fresh or dried herbs, season as needed with salt, pepper, lemon juice, sugar (for longer instructions see our Pasta alla Norma recipe.
1 pound of ground beef (low fat)
1 pound of ground turkey
1 onion finely chopped
2 - 3 cloves of garlic – crushed
1 egg (add another if mixture is too dry)
2 cups of fresh breadcrumbs made from 2 – 3 slices bread (sour dough or Italian style works well)
Herbs – generous amount of your favorite fresh or dried herbs – fresh chopped thyme works well or dried oregano or marjoram
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
Red cayenne chili flakes
Splash of Worcestershire sauce
1 – 2 tablespoons of ketchup