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    Meatballs in Rustic Tomato Sauce

    A dish for the whole family

    En español

    Serves 4 (22 meatballs)


    • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
    • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
    • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
    • ½ teaspoon cumin
    • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
    • 1 tablespoon small capers
    • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Flour for coating
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


    1. Mix all ingredients, except flour and oil, in a large bowl. Season well.

    2. Shape into meatballs of approximately 1½ inches in diameter. Coat meatballs lightly with flour.

    3. Pour oil into a large skillet. Add meatballs and brown on all sides.

    4. Remove from skillet and set aside.

    Rustic tomato sauce


    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • ½ medium Spanish onion, diced
    • 4 garlic cloves, finally chopped
    • 1 green onion, finely chopped
    • 1 red pepper, cored, seeded and cubed
    • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 28-ounces can diced tomatoes, with juice
    • ¾ cups chicken broth
    • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Pour olive oil into skillet used to brown the meatballs.

    2. Add diced Spanish onion and sauté 3 to 4 minutes until translucent. Add garlic, green onion, red pepper, oregano, tomatoes, pepper flakes, chicken broth, salt and pepper.

    3. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, until thickened.

    4. Add meatballs to sauce. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes.

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