Turkey Meatballs Recipe With Spicy Basil & Burrata Tomato Sauce Is What's for Dinner by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of KSCU 103.3 FM LIVE Food Talk Radio S.F. Bay Area
Meatballs are such an easy meal to make for your family. Here’s my turkey meatballs recipe in a spicy basil and burrata red sauce. Yum!
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 3 cups tomato sauce or your favorite pasta sauce
- 1/2 cup chicken stock or beef stock
- 1 heaping teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
- 4 - 5 large basil leaves, chopped
- 6 - 8 ounces fresh burrata cheese, cut into large thin pieces
Here’s how you make it:
- Combine all the meatball ingredients. Mix together and roll into 22 to 24 1-inch meatballs.
- Place on a foil-lined cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 400-degree F oven.
- While the meatballs are baking, make the sauce. Heat a large skillet on medium-low and add tomato sauce, stock, Italian seasoning and mushrooms. Allow sauce to cook mushrooms through and thicken, about 15 to 30 minutes.
- Once meatballs are out of the oven, gently add them to the sauce. Spoon the tomato sauce generously over the meatballs. Add the fresh basil.
- Place the burata randomly in the tomato sauce and over the meatballs. Cover and continue cooking on medium-low for 5 more minutes or until the cheese has melted into the sauce. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
Serve meatballs over an ancient grain, pasta or spaghetti squash.
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