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Meatball Flavor/ Tenderness Issue


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Meatball Flavor/ Tenderness Issue

ral217 | Jun 9, 2007 08:53 PM

I am finding that no matter if I use 50% beef/ 50% turkey or 100% beef or 100% turkey, the meatballs taste very meaty- or iron like. I;ve baked them in the oven, in a sauce pan with tomato sauce, and STILL, the same taste.
What type of meat do I use with trying to be health conscious (leaner and less red meat the better?

The past recipe I used
1 lb ground turkey
3/4 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
1 tbsp parm
3 cloves chopped garlic
1 tsp oregano
1tsp salt
1 egg
and baked at 400 for 25 minutes or so.

They came out quite hard and tasted very meaty. What percentage of lean meat do I use? Any suggestions?


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