In the wake of my rant-of-a post last weekend, I realized that I had never read the ingredients on my "new Go To protein", those Trader Joe's Turkey Meat Balls. You see, I got them by mistake in the first place. I had been using their Party Meat Balls, tiny beef meat balls, but a couple of months ago I couldn't find them in the freezer section. I asked a TJ's staffer to help me and what I got was turkey!
Anyhoo, I read the ingredients. Bummer dude. Truth be told it's not all that bad, but there are certainly things in there that I just don't see as being necessary;
- Textured Soy Protein
- Corn Syrup Solids
- and Mechanically Separated Turkey Meat (which really just grates against my Recovered Vegetarian sensibilities).
I guess I have to learn how to make my own meat balls. Actually, this sounds like a great opportunity to have some friends over and have a meat ball rolling party. We can make a ton of 'em and freeze them up for later use... sand soy and corn.