Turkey Meatballs In Tomato & Chipotle Sauce

This is one of my favourite dinners at the moment! 

Im using turkey thigh mince in this recipe as I think it has a lot more flavour, however you can use breast mince if you prefer. This recipe is an easy mid week meal all the family will enjoy. If you don’t like spicey food then simple leave out the chipotle paste in this recipe.

Ingredients: Recipe serves 4

500g x Turkey thigh or breast mince

1 x Carton of passata

1 x Onion

1 x Garlic clove

1 tbsp x Balsamic Vinegar 

100ml x Red Wine 

1 tsp x Spicey chipotle paste (Optional)

1 tsp x Basil

1 tsp x Oregano 

Salt & Pepper

2 x tbsp x Rapeseed oil

2 x Frying pans required.

Method:

Finely chop the onion and garlic, and place half into a mixing bowl. 

Add the turkey mince to the bowl along with the oregano and some salt and pepper.

Give this a mix with your hands and then divide into 12 balls.

Place a frying pan on medium heat with a little rapeseed oil and add the remaining onion and garlic.

Fry this gently for 2 minutes stirring with a spoon.

Then add the passata, and the red wine and bring to the boil. Boil for 1 minute then turn down to a gentle simmer.

In a separate pan fry the meatballs on a medium heat turning every 2 minutes to evenly cook through. 

Check the sauce, giving it a stir, add the chipotle paste along with the balsamic vinegar, herbs salt and pepper then stir again.

Turn off the heat for the sauce and prepare your vegetables and rice to go with the meatballs. You could always swap the rice for wholewheat pasta or even potatoes if you prefer.

Make sure your meatballs are cooked throughly, if still pink in the middle then continue to cook through.

Once cooked add to the sauce, reheat the sauce again and serve.

I hope you all enjoy, please let me know if you try this recipe by leaving a comment below.

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