Recipe: Turkey Meatballs With Caramelized Onion And Tomato Sauce
I’ve lost touch with my friend Eileen. Sad when you lose touch with old friends, isn’t it? I used to think of her every time I made the recipe we dubbed Eileen’s Meatballs.
After finding out I was Gluten Intolerant, I had to change Eileen’s old Meatball recipe because it had ingredients that contain gluten. There were two kinds of condensed soup in cans, Onion Soup and Tomato Soup, neither of which were gluten free, or at least the brand I was buying wasn’t GF. The original recipe also called for Rolled Oats, which are often contaminated with gluten.
If you make this recipe, be sure to use certified gluten free oats. I guess if you find gluten free condensed Onion Soup and Tomato Soup, you could use those (along with some water to bring the combined total of liquids to 2 and 2/3 Cups) in place of the broth, caramelized onion and tomato sauce called for in this recipe. I will be sticking with this version, I think it tastes better. I also believe everything made from scratch tastes better (and most often it’s better for you).
A couple of other things I’ve updated…Eileen’s old recipe called for beef but in this recipe, I’m using Ground Turkey. That’s just a personal preference. If you would rather use Ground Beef, or if that’s all the ground meat you have on hand, by all means substitute it 1:1 for the Turkey. I’ve also added shredded carrots. The more veggies in your diet the better, besides the carrots taste good and add moisture to the meatball mixture.
Good any time of the year, I usually bake them in the oven before adding them to the sauce but they can also be fried. Baking the meatballs is less fussy as you don’t have to keep stirring and turning them, you only turn them once but if I’m making them in the summer and don’t want to heat up the house, I fry them.
These meatballs are great paired with some potatoes and veggies for supper, or perfect to take along for a pot-luck party. In fact, when I first tried my friend Eileen’s Meatballs, it was at a pot-luck party.
You can also serve the meatballs as a party appetizer. Make the recipe as directed. After the cooked meatballs have been sitting in the sauce long enough to absorb the flavours, insert a toothpick or party pick into each meatball and arrange on a platter. Best when served hot.
I doubt my friend Eileen would recognize this modernized version of her old recipe but nonetheless, I’m sure she would love it and I wish we were still in touch, so I could thank her for the inspiration.
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