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Turkey Meatballs In Tomato Sauce
Indulge in a healthier version of an Italian classic with these oven-simmered turkey meatballs, featuring whole grain bread crumbs and aromatic spices, served in a rich Italian herb sauce – no frying required!
30 minutes,   4-6 servings
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2 slices Whole grain bread
1 cup Chicken broth
1 lb Ground uncooked turkey breast
1 medium Chopped onion
1 Tbsp Low-sodium chili seasoning
1 tsp Ground cinnamon
1 tsp Fresh ground black pepper
1 jar Italian herb pasta sauce
3 cups Hot cooked brown rice (optional)
garnish Fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped (optional)
1.  Tear 2 slices of whole grain bread into pieces and place them in a food processor or blender.
2.  Cover the food processor or blender and process or blend until fine crumbs form.
3.  Transfer the breadcrumbs to a bowl.
4.  Stir in 1/4 cup of the chicken broth to the breadcrumbs; set the mixture aside.
5.  In a large bowl, combine 1 lb of ground uncooked turkey breast, 1 cup of chopped onions, 1 tbsp of low-sodium chili seasoning, 1 tsp of ground cinnamon, and 1 tsp of black pepper.
6.  Add the soaked bread crumbs from step 4 to this mixture.
7.  With clean hands, thoroughly combine these ingredients.  ©
8.  Wet hands to keep the mixture from sticking.
9.  Shape the mixture into thirty two 1-inch meatballs and set them aside.
10.  In a large skillet, combine 1 jar of organic italian herb pasta sauce and the remaining 1 cup of broth.
11.  Bring this mixture to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally.
12.  Carefully add the meatballs, one at a time to this boiling mixture.
13.  Return the mixture to a boil, using a large spoon to turn meatballs.
14.  Reduce the skillet's heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
15.  Optional: serve meatballs over hot cooked brown rice.
16.  Optional: garnish with chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley.

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