My picky 5 yr old who is allergic to eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and some melons is asking me to make her meatballs. She never eats beef, but has decided she'd like to try meatballs. I want to make delicious ones the first time, so as not to dissuade her from trying new things. I don't eat beef, and I've never made meatballs, so any help is appreciated. I buy the veggie 'meat'balls for me but they contain egg and not an option for DD. I would be thrilled if she ate a meat other than chicken nuggets.
On Jan 27, 2007
We use ground turkey for meatballs. We usually just roll them up into small balls and pan fry. To sneak in a veggie I use this recipe-
1 pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed 1 lb Italian seasoned ground turkey 1 c crushed saltines or ritz or safe cracker or breadcrumbs 1 tsp garlic powder
Heat over to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients. Shape into balls. Heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in ovenproof pan over med. heat. Brown meatballs about 2-3 minutes. Finish cooking meatballs in oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
I try to make a double batch and freeze them. They freeze very well.
[This message has been edited by 2BusyBoys (edited January 27, 2007).]