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Ground Turkey Meatballs

True Confession time ... I don't eat red meat. Ever since I was a child. Just wouldn't, simply couldn't do it. I have an early memory of me being made to sit at the dinner table until I ate that flank steak that was put in front of me. After a couple of hours, my mom realized it wasn't going to happen. So, from then on, my lovely mom made me an extra helping of vegetables and a big salad whenever she made meat. So, why am I telling you this? Because of my aversion to red meat, I've learned how to substitute either ground turkey or chicken to recipes that usually call for beef.

Growing up Italian, we ate Sunday gravy every week. Meatballs, sausage, pork and pasta in a glorious thick red gravy. Yum! But, there goes that red meat again. So, when I make meatballs, I just substitute with ground turkey instead and it comes out delicious.

Also, my Dad fries his meatballs. Oh, yes, they are incredible fried. However, I bake mine for a little healthier take on them and …