Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Happy Birthday, Kathleen! — Turkey Meatball Grinders

July is chock-full with birthdays of some of my most favorite people in the universe. Today marks sweet friend Kathleen's birthday and she has graciously allowed me to share her delicious Turkey Meatball Grinder recipe. She's truly the hostess with the mostess and each time she makes these grinders I love them more and more. Whenever I've had them, she's usually feeding a small army of hungry guests, which makes them great to make if you're entertaining.

Turkey Meatball Grinders
1.25 lb. lean ground turkey 
3 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
4 tbsp ketchup
1 egg
salt and pepper to taste

Mix ingredients by hand and form into balls. Cook in pan in olive oil and flip every few minutes. When brown, boil in marinara sauce for an hour. Put on bread of your choice and top with cheese. Broil for 5 minutes. Enjoy! 

Now, if only I could get my hands on her secret chicken salad recipe...


Kelli Long said...

I second the entire content of this post! What a sweet way to honor our friend Al, you're great! and Happy Birthday Kathleen! As Allison said, you are truly the hostess with the mostess.

kathy belly said...

Thank you! I love the shout out and will gladly make them for you anytime! xoxo

Allison said...

If I remember correctly, the first time she made them was the first time I met you Kelli!