Howdy! I found a really cool linkup at Peas and Crayons called What I Ate Wednesday…a lot of other bloggers that I follow participate so I thought it would be fun to get involved!
If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that I’ve been regularly seeing a dietitian, and I have spent a lot of time logging my meals. Right now, I’m not focusing on that so much, but I think it would be great to share a “slice” of what I eat on a given day on the blog. Plus, if I make a recipe that I’m particularly proud of, I’d like to share it with you!
So for my first What I Ate Wednesday, I’ll share my Turkey Meatballs Recipe!
The original recipe required 1-1/3 pounds of ground turkey with 4 servings for people. I only had a pound of ground turkey and was able to make 12 meatballs with plenty left over for leftovers.
Several ingredients that I did not have on hand include: 2 tablespoons of Pecorino cheese, 3 drops of Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder (I used garlic salt). I was really happy with the flavoring, but I definitely think having the extra cheese and Worcestershire sauce would have added an extra punch!
The biggest error with this dish was that the recipe called for it to be made with a pressure cooker. I don’t have a pressure cooker and I don’t even know how one works. So I used a pan with a lid and made it work. The meatballs definitely cooked too fast and as I tried flipping they over, they started to fall apart a bit. So I probably should reduce the heat if I’m going to jerry-rig a pressure cooker environment.
This was my first time working with ground turkey and my first time eating it. I have to say I really liked it! I was worried that I burned away too much of the flavor, but I really liked the end result. Bret enjoyed it too. But I want to make sure my next batch is cooked more successfully!
Have you ever prepared turkey meatballs? Any suggestions on how to pressure cook without a pressure cooker? What new recipes have you tried lately? Please share!