Turkey Meatballs with Spicy Cranberry Sauce
Tender and tasty ground turkey meatballs in a flavorful cranberry chili sauce. These little morsels are so delicious that I could not stop eating them! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and this would make the perfect pre dinner appetizer watching Macy's parade. How about serving them on football Sunday when when the gang has gathered around the television? I can guarantee you there will not be any leftovers. The meatballs are lightly seasoned so you taste turkey and not spices. The sauce has just the right amount of heat that does not mask the cranberry flavor. One pound of turkey makes 28 meatballs. There is plenty of sauce, so you can easily double the meatball recipe to feed a crowd.
- one inch cookie scoop
- Gather all your ingredients
- In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, onion, parsley, egg, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Mix by hand until well combined.
- If desired, take a small piece of the turkey mixture and fry it up. Taste and adjust for seasoning. I thought it was perfectly seasoned but it is up to you.
- Using a one inch cookie scoop, form the meat mixture into 28 meatballs. Hint: divide the turkey into 4 equal quarters, then make 7 meatballs from each quarter.
- Spray a wire rack with cooking spray and place the meatballs on the rack over a baking tray. Brush each meatball lightly with olive oil. I used my finger and was done in a minute!
- Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool.
Spicy Cranberry Sauce
- In a large sauce pan, combine the jellied cranberry sauce and the chili sauce. Cook and stir over medium low heat until jelled cranberry sauce has melted and ingredients are well combined.
- Place the turkey meatballs in the sauce and gently stir to combine. Cook just until heated through.
- If needed, you an use a chafing dish or a small slow cooker to keep them warm. Serve them up and enjoy!
These little turkey meatballs are just so yummy! They will be a standard appetizer/ snack at our house for sure! I'll be taking them to our next neighborhood pot luck too.
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