Baked Turkey Meatballs With Peperonata Recipe

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  1. For Meatballs:.
  2. Preheat oven to 400º F. with racks in upper & lower thirds.
  3. Soak bread in milk in a small bowl until softened, about 4 minutes.
  4. Cook pancetta, onion, garlic in 1 tablespoon oil with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt & pepper in 10 skillet over medium heat until onion is softened, about 6 minutes. Cool slightly.
  5. Squeeze bread to remove excess milk, then discard milk. Lightly beat egg in a large bowl, then combine turkey (or chicken), pancetta mixture, bread, & parsley.
  6. Form (about) 12 meatballs (depending on the size you prefer) & arrange on a cookie sheet, sprayed with Pam, if you prefer, but not necessary. Start from the middle and work your way out. I don't usually fill an entire pan.
  7. Stir together tomato paste & remaining tablespoon oil & brush over meatballs.
  8. Bake in upper third of oven until meatballs are just cooked through. About 15-20 minutes.
  9. While meatballs are baking, heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet set on medium-high. Mix capers, vinegar, remaining oil, & pepper flakes in small bowl & set aside. Add bell peppers to skillet and cook until slightly charred & semi-soft, tossing occasionally. About 20 minutes. Take off heat and toss with caper mixture. Let cool.
  10. Once meatballs are done, place on toasted bun & serve with a nice helping of peppers.
  11. NOTE: I've found that these meatballs work well as a sandwich with the peppers or by themselves with the peppers on the side.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 464.67 Kcal (1945 kJ)
Calories from fat 259.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.79g 44%
Cholesterol 145.54mg 49%
Sodium 749.79mg 31%
Potassium 545mg 12%
Total Carbs 18.6g 6%
Sugars 4.7g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2.19g 9%
Protein 33.57g 67%
Vitamin C 65.6mg 109%
Vitamin A 1.5mg 49%
Iron 27.6mg 154%
Calcium 100mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 151.25 Kcal (633 kJ)
Calories from fat 84.36 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.37g 44%
Cholesterol 47.38mg 49%
Sodium 244.06mg 31%
Potassium 177.4mg 12%
Total Carbs 6.05g 6%
Sugars 1.53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 0.71g 9%
Protein 10.93g 67%
Vitamin C 21.4mg 109%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 49%
Iron 9mg 154%
Calcium 32.6mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.3
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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