Hawaiian Meat Balls

Hawaiian Meat Balls

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1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey

1/3 cup chopped onion

1/3 cup whole milk

1 1/2 tsp. salt

2/3 cup bread crumbs

1 egg

1/2 tsp. ginger

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Blend all ingredients and shape into meat balls. Place on a foiled covered baking sheet and bake in oven until cooked fully through.

Sauce;

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1/3 cup vinegar

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1- 13oz. can pineapple chunks, drained and reserve juice.

1/3 cup red bell pepper, sliced

Mix cornstarch and brown sugar. Stir in reserved pineapple juice, vinegar, and soy sauce until smooth. Pour into skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it comes to a boil and is thickened. Boil and stir 1 minute, add cooked meat balls and pineapple chunks. Heat through, then add red bell pepper. Cook until pepper is crisp tender.

Greek Spiced Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Greek Spiced Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

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Meatballs:

1 cup fresh sourdough bread crumbs

1/4 cup milk

1 lb. ground lamb

1 egg, beaten

2 tablespoons minced red onion

1 tablespoon minced parsley

2 tsp. minced fresh oregano

1 tsp. minced garlic

2 leaves minced fresh mint

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp. allspice

salt and pepper, to taste

Sauce:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup finely chopped red onion

2 tsp. finely chopped fresh sage

1 bay leaf

1 (3 inch) cinnamon stick

1/2 tsp. allspice

1/2 cup red wine

2 cups tomato sauce

1/2 cup water

salt and pepper, to taste

1 cup Feta cheese, crumbled

Meatballs:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place the bread crumbs and the milk in a bowl; allow to soak 10 minutes. Squeeze out any excess milk. Combine the soaked bread crumbs and all the remaining ingredients and combine well. Form into 16 meatballs and place on a foil lined baking sheet which has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until cooked through and brown.

Sauce:

Heat a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the oil and onion. Saute until softened. Stir in the oregano, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and allspice. Raise the heat and add the wine and reduced slightly; add the tomato sauce and 1/2 cup water. Bring to boil and simmer until thickened. Add additional water if too thick.

Serve meatballs with sauce and garnished with feta cheese sprinkled on top.