Drain and rinse the beans, put into a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 to 10 minutes until tender. Drain the beans and tip into a mixing bowl, then mash to a pulp.
Peel and finely chop the onion and finely chop the chilli, and toss into the mixing bowl with the bean pulp. Grate in the bread, finely chop the parsley and add that too. Add the flour and stir to combine. Add the mince and mix well with a wooden spoon or use your hands.
With lightly floured hands to prevent sticking, form the mixture into balls. Around 1 tablespoon of mixture will make a decent sized meatball. For little mouths, use a teaspoon – these also cook faster!
Fry the meatballs in the oil in a frying pan for 10 minutes on a medium heat, turning occasionally, until cooked through, then serve.
- 1 x 400g tin of baked beans or haricot beans
- 1 onion
- 1 chilli
- 1 slice of bread
- handful of fresh parsley
- 1 tbsp flour
- to shape the balls
- 500g turkey mince
- 2 tbsp oil
Top Tip for making Turkey Meatballs
Like with traditional Italian meatballs in tomato sauce, I suggest tipping some chopped tomatoes into the frying pan to heat through for 5 minutes along with the cooked meatballs at the end. You can then serve this atop a pile of spaghetti.
Friends fans treated to Friends Reunion part 2 as the cast come together with James Corden for this unforgettable performance on The Late Late Show
The Friends cast and James Corden delighted The Late Late Show viewers with a behind-the-scenes video at the Friends Reunion
By Emma Shacklock •
Kate Middleton makes a poignant statement about ‘breaking the cycle’ of childhood trauma
Kate Middleton has emphasized the importance of 'breaking the cycle' of childhood trauma following the launch of her 'early years' charity
By Emma Dooney •
Mike Tindall's surprise throwback photo has shocked fans for this reason
Mike Tindall took a trip down memory lane
By Georgia Farquharson •