Apple Turkey Meatballs

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Susie Price

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@thisisridiculous

Apple + turkey with sticky sauce. Yum! These are great to make in bulk on a Sunday afternoon. Then you just grab throughout the week for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Meatballs are always popular and this puts a fall twist on them. They're unique because apples and Dijon mustard are added to the ground turkey. After being baked, the meatballs remain nice and moist. Then they're coated with a light balsamic glaze that gives the turkey meatballs an amazing sweet and tangy flavor, These make a great appetizer or main dish (serve over long-grain rice). Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 or 2 very hungry men in my family :)
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • MEATBALLS

  • 1 c
    Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    Parmesan cheese
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 1
    apples, Granny Smith or Fuji, diced small
  • 1 Tbsp
    Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 lb
    ground turkey
  • 1/2 c
    onion, sauteed
  • SAUCE

  • 1 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar

How to Make Apple Turkey Meatballs

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Dice onion and apple.
  2. Sauté onion in a small amount of oil till semi-transparent.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the onions and diced apple with the remaining meatball ingredients.
  4. Form into meatballs using an ice cream scoop with swing lever (makes the perfect size). Place meatballs about 1 inch apart on a large oiled baking pan or cookie sheet.
  5. Cook in a 350 F oven for 20-30 min, checking often not to overcook as these will go into the skillet with the sauce for about 5-8 more minutes of cooking.
  6. Combine sauce ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat.
  7. Simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Look out! the vinegar is pungent!
  8. Place meatballs into large skillet.
  9. Add sauce.
  10. Cook over low heat for 5-8 min. Stir only enough to coat the meatballs or they will want to fall apart. Can just skip this step and use it as a dipping sauce... but they are so good like this!

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About Apple Turkey Meatballs

Course/Dish: Turkey Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Collection: New Year Party



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