Ready in 45 minutes
They're not like Mama used to make: These succulent meatballs are formed from lean ground turkey instead of beef, and they're served in a light broth with escarole, not perched on top of spaghetti. (If you really miss that pasta, boil about a quarter pound of your favorite kind and stir it into the soup before serving.)
Active Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
In a medium bowl, mix together the turkey, eggs, garlic, onion, bread crumbs, Parmesan, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and the black pepper until thoroughly combined. Shape the mixture into twenty meatballs.
In a large frying pan, heat 11/2 tablespoons of the oil over moderate heat. Add half the meatballs to the pan and cook, turning, until browned on all sides, about 3 minutes. Remove the meatballs from the pan and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining 11/2 tablespoons oil and the rest of the meatballs.
Put all of the meatballs, the escarole, broth, water, vinegar, red-pepper flakes, and the remaining 1 teaspoon of salt in a large pot. Cover and bring to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring occasionally. The meatballs should be cooked through by the time the broth comes to a simmer.
sHellsKitchen 2w agoThis is a classic recipe that packs way more flavor than the simplicity of its ingredients lets on! I used two heads of escarole and added onions and 1/4 cup of barley right to the pot. It freezes well and is always a hit with the family. Thanks for sharing!
sbjonas 3y agoExcellent meatballs and very healthy soup!
sbjonas 5y ago[I posted this recipe.]