Italian Turkey Meatball Sliders

Foodista
17Ingredients
160Calories
60Minutes

Ingredients

  • artisan bread (Hearty, choice, I went with foccacia)
  • meatballs
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ground turkey (1 1/4 Ib., 93% lean)
  • 1/4 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1 cup baby spinach (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • ketchup (Balsamic)
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat oil in a small skillet. Add onion and cook over med-high heat until softened, 2 min. Add garlic. Add tomato paste. Stir all together, approx 3 min. Set aside and allow it to cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add turkey, egg, Italian seasoning, panko, spinach, basil, and cooled onion mixture. Mix until well combined but don't overmix. Using large ice cream scooper, form about 10 meatballs. Roll them into neat balls.
  4. Grease 12 cup mini muffin pan. Drop meatballs into cups of pan. In empty cups, fill with water for even baking.
  5. Place in oven for approx 40 mins or until nicely browned and cooked through.
  6. In the meanwhile, prepare balsamic ketchup. Slice bread.
  7. When meatballs are done, take pan out and set oven to broil (place rack near top). Line sliced bread on large baking sheet covered with aluminum foil. Add meatballs and top with cheese. Bake until cheese has melted, approx 1-2 minutes.
  8. Top meatballs with ketchup. Cover with slider tops. Serve while warm.
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NutritionView more

160Calories
Sodium24%DV580mg
Fat12%DV8g
Protein27%DV14g
Carbs2%DV7g
Fiber3%DV<1g

PER SERVING *

Calories160Calories from Fat70
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat8g12%
Saturated Fat2.5g13%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol100mg33%
Sodium580mg24%
Potassium320mg9%
Protein14g27%
Calories from Fat70
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate7g2%
Dietary Fiber<1g3%
Sugars4g8%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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