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Recipes for Busy Lawyers

Editor’s Note—This is a new series for our newsletter, send us the most delicious and nutritious recipes that you love to feed yourself or your family and we will share them!


Turkey Meatballs 

*makes approximately 12 meatballs

Submitted by: Hon. Sandra Klein


  •            Olive oil cooking spray
  •         1 one + pound ground turkey breast (white meat only)
  •         1 chopped medium onion
  •         1 egg
  •         ¼ cup quick cooking (1 minute) oatmeal
  •         1 can no salt tomato paste
  •         Crushed garlic
  •         ½ teaspoon italian herbs
  •         Kosher sale & pepper to taste



1.     Heat frying pan on medium heat until water sizzles when thrown in.

2.     Spray pan with olive oil spray.

3.     Drizzle olive oil in pan and spread out evenly.

4.     Saute onions until translucent. 

5.     Add approximately 1 teaspoon garlic, mix with onions until fragrant.

6.     Let onions cool.

7.     Combine the ground turkey breast, egg, ¼ cup oatmeal, tomato paste, italian herbs, and cooled onions. 

8.     If the mixture is too wet to form into balls or too sticky, add a bit more oatmeal.

9.     Shape into meatballs.

10.   Line a cookie sheet with heavy-duty tin foil.

11.   Spray cookie sheet with olive oil spray.

12.    Place meatballs on cookie sheet.

13.    Bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes depending on the size of the meatballs.

14.    The best way to test whether the meatballs are done is to break one open and taste.

TIMESAVING TIP:  These meatballs freeze well.  The recipe can be doubled or tripled and the extra meatballs can be individually frozen in a single layer in freezer bags.  When you want a quick, tasty meal, remove the number of meatballs needed from the freezer and reheated in the microwave.  No defrosting necessary!  

CLICK HERE for the tomato sauce to go with the meatballs!

Hon. Sandra Klein is a WLALA Board Member.  Judge Klein is bankruptcy judge for the Central District of California.