Slow Cooker Turkey & Pork Meatballs w/Orange Sauce

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Angela McClure

By
@angemcc

I accidentally added cilantro to a very similar meatball recipe and enjoyed it so much, I added cilantro to this recipe. Was a HIT!!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
5
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
6 Hr

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean ground turkey
  • 1 lb
    lean ground pork
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    no-salt seasoning blend containing garlic, onion, spices, parsley, etc.
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • SAUCE:

  • 2 c
    jarred orange marmalade
  • 1 c
    orange juice
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    diced sweet onion
  • 2 Tbsp
    diced cilantro leaves
  • 2 Tbsp
    diced chili peppers in adobo sauce, plus 1 tablespoon sauce
  • ·
    zest from one orange
  • 3
    pieces cooked bacon, diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    diced basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp
    hot sauce
  • 1/4 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper

How to Make Slow Cooker Turkey & Pork Meatballs w/Orange Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. Spray interior of slow cooker thoroughly with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare meatballs. In a large bowl and with hands, mix together all meatball ingredients. Roll into balls 1-inch or 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Drop onto a baking dish lined with waxed paper. Cover with aluminum foil and set in refrigerator at least 30 minutes.
  3. Mix together sauce ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. Place meatballs in slow cooker, stacking them one on another. Pour sauce over meatballs.
  5. Place the lid on top of the slow cooker and allow the meatballs to cook for 6 to 8 hours. Meatballs are ready when the internal temperature of each one has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit, determined by a meat thermometer. Basting, if desired during cooking time (careful not to let heat out from slow cooker)
  6. Serve warm either on small appetizer plates or with toothpicks for guests to pick meatballs out from the slow cooker.

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