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Meatballs, Sweet and Sour Turkey - meat

Posted by : Lita Lotzkar

Recipe By     : Eating Well Cookbook/ Volume 1 - 1991

Serving Size  : 8

         SAUCE:
         48    ounces       tomato sauce
         1     small        onion, minced
         1/2                red bell pepper, seeded and minced
         1/2                green bell pepper, seeded and minced
         1/4   cup          packed brown sugar
         1/4   cup          fresh lemon juice
         1/4   cup          minced fresh parsley
         2     cloves       garlic, minced
         1     teaspoon     Italian seasoning
         1/2   teaspoon     pepper

         MEATBALLS:
         1     medium        red new potato, peeled and chopped
         1     small         onion, cut into 1" chunks
         2                   large egg whites
         1     teaspoon      Italian seasoning  
         1     clove         garlic
         1     teaspoon      salt
         1/2   teaspoon      pepper
         2 1/2 pounds        lean ground turkey

SAUCE:
Combine all ingredients in a 4-qt saucepan. Simmer over 
medium-low heat for 30 minutes.

MEATBALLS:
In a food processor or blender, puree potato, onions, egg 
whites, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper till 
smooth.

Transfer to a large bowl. Add turkey and mix thoroughly.
Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls.

Add meatballs to the sauce. Shake to coat meatballs with 
sauce.

Partially cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.
(Refrain from stirring for the first 30 minutes, or till 
meatballs are firm.)

Remove cover and simmer for another 30 minutes until sauce 
thickens. Shake the pot several times during cooking to 
avoid sticking.

Freezes well.

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NOTES : *Can saute potato and onions together first, if 
desired.

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