Turkey meatballs that are a meal in itself! Two versions–core, and sinful!

I was going to make lentil burgers…but my oats seem to have gone missing? Hmmm. So I opted to make tomorrow nights dinner tonight instead! Turkey meatballs and sweet potato fries.

This was my stormy window view as I prepared:

Okay, to get the party started, chop an onion and a clove of garlic (smush the garlic first!). Carmelize onions.

They should go from this:

To this:

While that magic is happening, scrub a sweet potato and then cut into rounds. I like to microwave my rounds first (for about 1min30 seconds) to cut down on cooking time. I prefer my sweet tates cooked low and slow, but like the name says, they take a while! Then plop those down on a Pam’ed cookie sheet, sprinkle with salt, and send them into the oven at 300. They take about 45 minutes, so get them started ASAP!

Once your onion/garlic mixture is done, combine 1 pound of the leanest turkey you can find (normally it doesnt matter what percent I get because we George Foreman it–but this is going straight to the oven!), 1 egg white, “some” breadcrumbs (this is supposed to be core friendly remember!), salt and pepper. Mix ’em all up. With your hands!

Shape them into balls and put them back into your onion pan, turning and cooking until browned all around!

Before:

After:

Finish them off in the oven with our sweets!

While those were cooking away, I started on the sinful (and delicious) ones! As we all know, in That Runner Chick’s world, bacon makes everything more delicious!

I chopped up the above and added it to the other half of the turkey/onion mixture. I also added a little parmesan. I rolled two small meatballs and put a thumbprint in each:

You know why? Because in addition to bacon making everything better, so does cheese!

Put the two pieces together, and then follow the rest of the recipe from above! Brown ’em up and toss ’em in the oven!

By the way, this little device, given to me by Mama R makes the transfer from frying pan to baking pan a breeze!

My suggestion is serving this dinner with a nice glass of Shiraz. And enjoy the photo shoot below!


YUM! Dessert is some watermelon, the rest of that glass of wine, and handful of gummy bears. Lentil burgers tomorrow, I promise!

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