Cocktail party meatballs

Yield: 32 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Fat-free cottage cheese
2 \N Egg whites
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
½ cup Plus 2 tablespoons dry plain bread crumbs
8 ounces Ground turkey breast; (see note)
6 ounces Turkey sausage; removed from casings if necessary
2 tablespoons Minced onions
2 tablespoons Minced green peppers
½ cup Snipped fresh parsley
¼ cup Minced celery leaves

Meatballs are an all-time favorite at any party. Also, they can be prepared ahead, giving you more time with your guests. Just shape the meat mixture into balls and refrigerate them until the party. Then roll the balls in the coating mixture and broil. Calories, fat and cholesterol were reduced by: * Replacing the ground beef with a combination of ground turkey breast, ground turkey sausage and

fat-free cottage cheese * Using egg whites instead of a whole egg Before After Calories 49 28 Fat (g.) 38 1 % Calories from Fat 55% 32% Cholesterol (mg.) 19 4

Spray a cookie sheet with no-stick spray and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together the cottage cheese, egg whites, Worcestershire sauce and ½ cup of the bread crumbs. Stir in the turkey breast, turkey sausage, onions and green peppers. Shape the poultry mixture into 32 meatballs. On a sheet of wax paper, combine the parsley, celery leaves and remaining 2 tablespoons bread crumbs. Roll the meatballs in the parsley mixture until coated evenly. Preheat the broiler. Transfer the meatballs to the prepared cookie sheet. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until browned on all sides and no longer pink in the center, turning occasionally. Serve with cocktail toothpicks.

Makes 32 meatballs, 32 servings.

Note: To make sure you're buying the leanest ground turkey available, check the label. Look for products made with only turkey breast meat. Many ground turkey products contain the dark meat and the fatty skin.

Posted to recipelu-digest by Sandy <sandysno@...> on Mar 22, 1998

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