Thursday, 31 October 2013

Turkey Meatballs With Dipping Sauce

A healthier alternative to beef or pork meatballs, turkey meatballs make a light and delicious easy appetizers or meal. These also make gorgeous and scrumptious party healthy food or elegant hors d’oeuvres in cocktail parties.

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.

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