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The Only Meatball Recipe You'll Ever Need

03/18/2014 02:24 pm ET | Updated May 18, 2014

Original post by Lauren Feld on Spoon University - NU. Photos by Kirby Barth.

There is nothing more comforting and heart-warming than a homemade meatball. Eating meatballs reminds me of the days when we were pampered, a time when my grandmother force-fed me her home-cooked meals at holidays and family gatherings. Thanksgiving, Yom Kippur, a random Saturday night dinner -- you name the day and it was pretty much guaranteed that meatballs would be involved.

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Most people are used to the traditional beef variety, but my grandmother's recipe is another animal entirely -- no, really, it's turkey. Flavorful and filling, these guys will give your local Italian joint a run for their money. They're perfect for an afternoon snack, party appetizer or a hearty meal. And best of all, they can stay in your freezer for over a month so you won't have to waste a bite.

My grandmother has been making this recipe since as long as I can remember. Although it seems almost sacrilegious to reveal a family secret on the Internet, I feel obligated to share this treasure with food lovers across the world. At least you made it on to the World Wide Web, right, Grandma?

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes

Servings: 2

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Ingredients:
1 pound ground turkey
1 egg
1 jar marinara sauce
¼ cup ketchup
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
1 tablespoon fresh minced onion
1/8 teaspoon pepper
¼ cup seasoned breadcrumbs (may vary based on looseness)
Olive oil spray or 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Parmesan for garnish (optional)

Get the full recipe here.

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See the full recipe on Spoon University.