Meatballs with Red Sauce

Meatballs with Red Sauce

It’s Meatball Time!

I get so excited whenever I make meatballs because it’s my favorite food to eat!

Although I love all meatballs, it’s something about Meatballs with Red Sauce that makes me extra happy!

First, these are not your regular meatballs.

I took ground turkey, you could use beef!

Next, I added ground bacon, YES, ground bacon to the ground turkey.

I also pureed my vegetables in a blender which adds moisture to the meatballs.

Lastly, I added a bunch of my favorite spices like creole seasoning, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and oregano.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground turkey or beef
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cup Italian parsley
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of creole seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 2 cups flour
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 28 ounce cans tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • pasta to serve
  • garnish with fresh parsley and cheese
Read the whole recipe on Creole Contessa