Turkey Meatballs with Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce and Chickpeas

Turkey Meatballs with Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce and Chickpeas

Turkey Meatballs with Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce and Chickpeas
Turkey Meatballs with Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce and Chickpeas

Ingredients:
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
- pinch of kosher salt
- 1tsp smoked paprika
- 1 cup sliced small carrots
- 2 14oz cans diced fire roasted tomatoes
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 15oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1/2 c loosely packed fresh parsley, chopped
- fresh ground pepper

Directions:
- heat oil in large skillet on med-high heat, add the onion and salt and cook until soft, add garlic and cook about a minute more.
- Transfer half of mixture to a large bowl.  Add paprika and carrots to the remaining onion mixture in the skillet and cook one minute.
- Add tomatoes, chicken broth and chickpeas, bring to a simmer and cook; stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens (at 5-6 minutes).
- Meanwhile, add the ground turkey, parsley, 1 tsp of salt, and fresh ground pepper to taste to the bowl with the reserved onion mixture and mix with your hands.
- Form the turkey mixture into 20 meatballs.
- Place meatballs in the skillet with the sacue and simmer, turning once until cooked (about 7 minutes).  Serve at once.
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