Chili Pepper Madness

February 27, 2014

Spicy Italian Sausage and Turkey Meatballs

Spicy Italian Sausage and Turkey Meatballs Spicy Italian Sausage and Turkey Meatballs

I made an extra large batch of these meatballs and enjoyed them twice. The first meal was a pasta where the meatballs slowly cooked in a simple tomato-roasted red pepper sauce. The next day, I cooked them up for meatball sandwiches and we enjoyed them on the beach with sub rolls and topped with cheddar cheese. These are nice and juicy.


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 2 roasted jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoon Italian seasonings, dried
  • 1 tablespoon ground chili powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat a sauté pan to medium heat and add onion with a splash of olive oil. Saute about 5 minutes, or until onion becomes soft and translucent.
  2. Add minced garlic and spread. Cook the garlic about 1 minute, until fragrant. It smells so good!
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, ground Italian sausage, roasted jalapeno peppers, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, Italian seasonings, chili powder and beaten egg. Hand mix, but do not over mix.
  5. Add cooled onions and garlic, then mix well to combine.
  6. Form into roughly 16 2-ounce meatballs and set aside.
  7. Heat your pan back to medium-high heat and add about 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  8. Add meatballs and sear about 1 minute, then flip and sear the other sides. Make sure they become nice and brown.
  9. Add chicken broth and cover.
  10. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer about 15-20 more minutes, or until they are thoroughly cooked through.
  11. Serve!


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