I literally had no idea what the end product was going to be on this. I started cooking and every 3 minutes I changed my mind till it started looking right. If you’ve been cooking for a decade or two, I’m sure you could agree that sometimes that’s just how it goes! It was surprisingly AWESOME tasting though. No really.
So chop up 1/2 large onion. Get your rice going- however much you need. This recipe serves about 3 peeps.
Throw ‘em in a heated, greased pot and cook on medium high till translucent and get a little color on ‘em.
I rarely used processed anything in my dishes… but Ro*Tel is an awesome thing to keep around. Simply diced tomatoes and chilies. Super!
Throw in a can of Ro*Tel to deglaze the pan and stir.
Now for the meatballs. I used turkey meat ’cause it was on sale. Use what you prefer. In a bowl add your meat, a handful of panko bread crumbs (or regular if that’s all you have), and whatever seasonings you want. Put them in the oven at around 450*.
This is called improv. I didn’t like the consistency of my sauce- way too watery. So I put it in a blender to bring it all together.
Ahh much better. I was bored with the taste, so I decided to make it a curry sauce. I added a few tablespoons of my favorite curry/masala powders and stirred. Oh, and see that little white area towards the center? That’s coconut oil… just a dab to get a beautiful flavor if you’ve got it.
Pretty soon your balls should be done.
Put ‘em in the sauce and stir. Mmmm….
You can skip this part if you want, but the sauce was still watery for me. I added about a tablespoon of cream and let it cook for another 5 minutes on high heat. I really wanted a thicker, creamier texture and I definitely got it.
By now your rice should be done. Plate it.
Dump a big ol’ scoop on top and if you’ve got fresh tomatoes or green onions, put them up there too. The fresh crunch is so awesome with the spicy sauce. I LOVED the way this turned out.
- 1/2 large onion – $.55
- 1 can Ro*Tel – $.99
- 1/2 pound ground turkey – $1.89 (on sale)
- 3 servings of sauce: $3.43
- 1 serving of sauce – $1.14
- 1 serving of rice – $.15
- 1 serving: $1.29