Sundried Tomato Turkey Meatballs

As has been known to happen in my kitchen, I cleaned out my refrigerator while making dinner the other night (don’t “ewwww” me…you’ve all done it and I didn’t use anything spoiled…caught a few things just before they went off) and came up with something delicious! A few tablespoons of Fleurt Sundried Tomato Butter adds a wonderfully flavorful bit of moisture and richness to a boring old turkey meatball. What’s better is that I managed to sneak a vegetable INTO the meatball – nothing better than stealth health!

I prefer my balls bigger (hardy har har) but small ones might make fun fingerfood for the kids on a wild and crazy Friday night. Here’s an approximate recipe:

1 lb lean ground turkey
3 large carrots, peeled & grated
1 egg
1-2 handfuls breadcrumbs
2T Fleurt Sundried Tomato Butter
1t salt
1t white pepper

No doubt you could bake these meatballs until cooked, I was very naughty and added 2T of olive oil to a cast iron skillet and pan fried them until the outsides were brown and I was sure (or at least very hopeful) that the insides were cooked.

I removed the meatballs from the skillet onto a baking sheet lined with a brown paper bag to remove excess oil. Prior to serving I added the meatballs to a simmering pot of simple marinara sauce until the meatballs were warmed through then served atop ditalini – a great noodle for the kids (they like to line the noodles up on the tines of their forks).

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About Fleurt Butter

Butter's been given a bad rap over the years and I'm on a mission to make butter sexy again; to take delicious, flavorful, colorful, sensuous butter. I am not a chef; I blush when I refer to myself as a 'cook' because that seems too generous. Sometimes I turn out dishes that I am incredibly proud of, often times I'm just pleased to get something on the table without burning the house down. The idea behind Fleurt is that using it in meal preparation enables me to put fabulous food on the table in front of my family and friends with a minimum risk of botching the job! I should warn you that I can not be held responsible for all grammatical errors and general rambling...I might be undergoing 'therapy' as I write (see my 1st post). I'm writing these posts and cringing as I do so. I've yet to be convinced that people actually want to read what I write, but I am hopeful that the recipes I post are used and enjoyed. I certainly have fun testing them and finding ways to bring Fleurt into my daily life!
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