|These are super tasty and moist meatballs |
- The perfect appetizer...
Posted by Sandra
Prep: 10 Mins. | Cook: 10 Mins.
***Spicy Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons sriracha sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon paprika
kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 pound ground turkey (or chicken)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 egg, beaten
¼ cup sour cream
3 tablespoons italian seasoned bread crumbs
2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning blend
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 lemon, zested
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
First, make the sauce in a small bowl by whisking together all of the ingredients until well combined, and set aside.
In a large bowl, begin making turkey meatballs by ‘gently’ mixing the ground turkey, garlic, beaten egg, sour cream, bread crumbs, worcestershire, cayenne pepper, onion powder, italian seasoning, brown sugar, lemon zest, kosher salt and a few grinds of pepper to taste in a bowl. Form into 1-1/2” meatballs, making 30 meatballs. Warm the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Transfer the meatballs to the pan and do not disturb for 3 to 5 minutes to lightly brown, (cook in batches if need be, so as not to overcrowd pan). Turn, cooking another 3 to 5 minutes on other side without disturbing. Keep cooking until browned and cooked on all sides, but still juicy and plump with a spring to the touch (do not overcook). Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Serve on a platter with toothpicks for dipping into spicy sauce. ~ Enjoy!