I love when a holiday dish can be an evergreen one and vice versa… this is an anytime meal perfect to pair with veggie pulp “No Meat-Balls” for a family that has committed vegans as well as meat-musters. Yes, I call them meat-musters because carnivores tend be as dogmatic about eating animal flesh as vegans are about not consuming animal products. It’s good for all come around one table to break bread and grow toward one another or at least enjoy eating together.
Even this little guy hopes he can join in! He enjoys his animal protein but is glad he is not served up as a meal like his sister Contessa almost was in Korea before she became part of our fur-ever family. Find our more about them and the dog meat trade online!
Rocky and Tessa got to eat some raw Kosher Turkey meat before they became these luscious balls full of flavor, so they got their gobble going, too!
We all need more love and care…and I certainly need to practice more mindfulness, which recounting how this recipe came together helps me do while giving thanks for the experience in the now.
- 1 lb. kosher and organic ground turkey
- 1/2 cup veggie pulp (carrot, celery, parsley, some beets)
- 1 large farm fresh or truly pasture raised hen eggs
- 3/4 cup bread crumbs of choice (make your own from stale bread and reduce food waste)
- 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 3 Tablespoons of cold-pressed virgin olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves minced… try elephant garlic
- 1/4 cup of chopped parsley
- 1/2 onion finely chopped
- 1 shot of organic cow milk (whole)
- 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh basil for garnish
WHAT TO DO:
- Prepare all the veggies first. Chop onion, mince garlic, chop parsley and put in mixing bowl. Add cheese, bread crumbs, and tomato paste and then once that is thoroughly mixed together, add your meat and egg.
- Put your spices, shot of milk, and olive oil on top and mix this final mixture together, but don’t overdo as over-mixing can make the final result thick and tough instead of firm and tender.
- Mix by hand into large balls, coat with some olive oil for nice browning, and bake for 35-45 minutes.
This turned out so well my husband kept mumbling and wondering why it was so good when a vegan made it! LOL.. isn’t life funny? The homemade vegan red sauce probably helped 🙂
As I mentioned, this is a great option to bring the family together with the No Meat-Balls available on this blog…