Zesty Italian Meatballs Recipe

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Submitted by theresespina

Makes 6 servings



Authentic Italian recipe for meatballs, but with turkey instead of pork.

Recipe Ingredients for Zesty Italian Meatballs

1 lb. ground beef, 85% lean
1/2 lb. ground turkey
1 cup bread crumbs, fresh
1/2 cup milk, 2% lowfat
1 egg
1/4 cup italian parsley, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons lemon zest, grated
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Recipe Directions for Zesty Italian Meatballs

  1. In a large bowl, mix beef, turkey, bread crumbs, milk and egg.

  2. Mix in parsley, nutmeg, lemon zest, cheese and salt n pepper.

  3. Shape into 18 equal sized balls about the size of large golfball, bake on cookie sheet in 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.

  4. Serve with tomato sauce.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 170.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
334
Calories from Fat
111
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.3g
19%
Saturated Fat
4.1g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Sodium
656mg
27%
Potassium
512mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
15.2g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
2.4g
Protein
38.2g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 10% Iron 26%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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