Sweet-n-Sour Turkey Meatballs

Total Time:
4 hr 15 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
4 hr

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground turkey breast
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free garlic and herb seasoning or poultry seasoning
  • 1 egg white
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • Mashed Red Potatoes, recipe follows
  • Steamed Broccoli, recipe follows
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • In a large bowl, combine turkey, garlic and herb seasoning, egg white and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Mix well and shape mixture into about 32 meatballs. Place meatballs in bottom of slow cooker.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together tomato sauce, broth, chili sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and thyme. Pour mixture over meatballs.

  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours. Season, to taste, with salt and black pepper. Serve half of the Meatballs with Mashed Red Potatoes and Steamed Broccoli. Refrigerate the other half for Turkey-Stuffed Zucchini Boats later in the week.

  • Yields 8 servings, 4 for Turkey Meatballs plus 4 more for other recipes like Robins Cheddar-Potato Soup

Mashed Red Potatoes:
  • 8 medium red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces (skin on)

  • 6 whole cloves garlic

  • 1 cup light sour cream

  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • Place potatoes and garlic cloves in a large saucepan and pour over enough water to cover. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Boil 8 minutes until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain and return potatoes and garlic cloves to pan. Mash in sour cream until desired consistency. Fold in chives. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

  • Yield: 8 servings, 4 for Turkey Meatballs plus 4 more for other recipes like Robins Cheddar-Potato Soup

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • Ease of preparation: easy

Steamed Broccoli:
  • 2 cups broccoli florets

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • Salt and pepper

  • Lemon wedges

  • In a microwaveable bowl, add broccoli florets and water. Cover and cook in microwave 2 to 3 minutes, or until crisp tender. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with lemon, if desired.

  • Yield: 4 servings

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes

  • Cook Time: 3 minutes

  • Ease of preparation: easy


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