Ground turkey appetizer recipes is combined with beaten eggs, breadcrumbs, and salt and pepper to make yummy meatballs. They are first sautéed in butter and oil to give them a nice brown color and then baked in the oven for 20 minutes to finish cooking. A sauce made of turkey or chicken broth, pineapple juice, sugar, red wine vinegar, soy sauce, and cornstarch is served with the turkey meatballs for dipping. This Chinese-inspired dish also makes a delicious meal topped over rice. Or serve with salad greens for a light meal that’s easy on the waistline.
1 lb. ground turkey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
1 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup chicken or turkey broth
1/2 cup pineapple juice, unsweetened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp. light soy sauce1 tbsp. cornstarch
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix turkey, egg, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Form into walnut-sized balls.
2. Heat butter and oil in a skillet and sauté meatballs for 3-4 minutes, a few at a time. Remove from pan and place in a large casserole dish. Continue with the rest of the meatballs.
3. Place casserole dish in oven and bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, combine all the sauce ingredients in a large saucepan, stirring until sugar and cornstarch are both dissolved. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, until sauce becomes clear. Cook for 1 minute.
5. Meatballs can be served with warm sauce, or you can make the sauce ahead of time and allow it to cool before serving with meatballs.