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Quick Bean and Turkey Italian Meatballs

Rated as 4.87 out of 5 Stars

"A lighter version of Italian meatballs that go well with pasta. Serve with spaghetti and sauce or any other pasta."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 126 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (36 meatballs)

Directions

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  1. Mash butter beans in a large mixing bowl. Add ground turkey, egg white, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; stir until evenly mixed. Fold bread crumbs into mixture evenly.
  2. Form the mixture into 1-inch meatballs.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Cook meatballs in hot oil until browned on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Cover the skillet and continue cooking until meatballs are no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 126 calories; 5 g fat; 8.1 g carbohydrates; 12.1 g protein; 35 mg cholesterol; 340 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Delicious! I made these as written except I baked them for 20 minutes at 400 degrees instead of cooking in a skillet. UPDATE: These freeze beautifully! I just cook a double or triple batch ...

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These were ok. I made half a recipe and may have accidentally put in a few too many beans, but the meatballs seemed a bit dry and starchy from the beans. I baked them in the oven as opposed to u...

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Delicious! I made these as written except I baked them for 20 minutes at 400 degrees instead of cooking in a skillet. UPDATE: These freeze beautifully! I just cook a double or triple batch ...

I loved these and so did my family. I used extra lean ground chicken instead of turkey. And to my surprise I did have a can of butter beans which I have never used before in my life. I decided t...

Great turkey meatball. Usually lean turkey creates a dry meatball but this recipe solves the problem with the beans and skillet cooking. The only substitute I made were uncooked oats for bread ...

These are amazing. We just found out my husband is allergic to beef, pork & lamb - what a fantastic alternative to use ground turkey in this recipe! I took another person's suggestion to bake...

Very good! I didn't have butter beans so I used great northern beans. Like the other reviewer, I put the beans in the food processor and added parmesan cheese, fresh herbs (parsley and basil), a...

Great recipe! I used cannellini beans and food processed like others, also added finely diced onion since I had no powder and some parm cheese. I was very skeptical looking at the mix since I've...

These meatballs were delicious and so moist. The beans added an amazing flavor. I probably could have halved the recipe though because this made A LOT of meatballs.

I used garbanzo beans, but otherwise followed the recipe. Very good!

This recipe is fantastic and a "do-over" in our family! My kids loved it. I used crackers because I didn't have bread crumbs. I also used great northern beans because I didn't have butter bea...