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Pesto Turkey Meatballs with Roasted Pepper Sauce
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1 (20-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
¼ cup egg substitute or 1 egg, lightly beaten
1½ cups panko breadcrumbs
½ cup grated onion
½ cup finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons basil pesto
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired
RED PEPPER SAUCE
1½ cups roasted red peppers, drained
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon crushed dried chilies
½ teaspoon granulated sugar
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease wire rack and place on baking tray.
To make the meatballs, In mixing bowl combine turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, cheese, basil pesto, garlic and salt and pepper, if desired. Cover and chill in the refrigerator 10 minutes. Shape into 1¼-inch balls.
Place meatballs on prepared rack. Bake 35 minutes or until brown and cooked thoroughly. Always cook until well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
To make red pepper sauce, put red peppers, balsamic vinegar, chilies, sugar, and garlic in a blender or processor. Blend or process until smooth. Pour into saucepan. Heat until warm. Dip meatballs in red pepper sauce.
Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.Learn how to safely handle turkey.