Turkey Meatballs with Blackberry Sauce

Turkey Appetizer Meatballs with Blackberry Sauce Welcome to Day #4 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker.  With the big football game coming up, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers.  We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25. Lots of great prizes will be up for grabs so you do not want to miss one single day. Follow #AppetizerWeek on Twitter to keep up to date with all our amazing recipes and giveaways!

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Turkey Appetizer Meatballs with Blackberry SauceMeatballs are so delicious, but I get a little overwhelmed by the grease in ground beef.  The solution was to make some party meatballs from ground turkey.   In order to get around my gluten intolerance, I opted to use potato flakes instead of the usual bread crumbs.   These meatballs are not just for dipping, though.  They would be excellent in Swedish meatballs or with spaghetti.  I am thinking I need to find gluten free hoagie buns and make a big sandwich.  For now, though, with the football festivities reigning in the US, these are perfect for a game watching party.

Turkey Meatballs with Blackberry Sauce #AppetizerWeek
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Ingredients
  • 20 oz ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, minced fine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground white pepper
  • ¼ cup mashed potato flakes
  • ⅓ cup blackberry all-fruit preserves
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ⅛ tsp hot pepper sauce
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix the turkey, onion, egg, Worcestershire, garlic, Dijon, salt, pepper and potato flakes until well combined.
  2. You may need to use your hands.
  3. Form small acorn sized meatballs and place them on a wire rack that has been placed in a rimmed, foil lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake the meatballs in a 375 degree oven until their internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  5. The time needed depends on how big your meatballs are.
  6. Big meatballs take 30 minutes.
  7. Smaller ones may only take 20-25.
  8. Use a meat thermometer to be safe.
  9. For sauce, place preserves in a glass bowl and heat in the microwave 1 minute.
  10. Be careful, it will be hot!
  11. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  12. Serve cooked meatballs with sauce.
Notes
For gluten free eating, make sure your Worcestershire and soy sauce are gluten free.

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14 thoughts on “Turkey Meatballs with Blackberry Sauce

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  2. I have never made turkey meatballs as an appetizer. I often over look turkey and I am smacking myself right now because these sound awesome. Love the blackberry sauce!

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