And they are fun for kids! Here is our son enjoying them, he had thirds.
that's our nosy kitty in the background :)
Ingredients: (makes 24 mini meatballs)
-1/2 - 3/4 pound lean ground turkey
-1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
-1/8 cup Egg Beater's
-1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/4 cup dry bread crumbs, plus more for tossing
Preheat oven to 400'F. Mix all ingredients very well in a large mixing bowl. Use a #70 scoop (~1/2oz), scoop portions of the meat mixture and shape into balls. Place some of the extra bread crumbs in a small dish and roll the meatballs in the crumbs, one at a time, to coat well. Replenish the bread crumbs as needed.
Place the meatballs in a mini-muffin tin --- one per cup --- and bake for 14-15 minutes, until they reach an internal temperature of 165'F. Jiggle the tin a couple of times or use the tip of a butter knife to turn the meatballs at least once 1/2 way through cooking. The meatballs should be golden and cooked through.
TIPS: Double this recipe for a party, you can always use eggs (1/4cup Egg Beater's = 1 large egg). These meatballs can be frozen in small batches so you can take them out as needed for pasta, sandwiches or a snack.