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Flavorful Turkey Meatballs Recipe
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Flavorful Turkey Meatballs Recipe

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It’s hard to believe meatballs this juicy, flavorful and tender could be low in fat and calories—and sized just right for two. Thanks to our Test Kitchen for a zesty meal mainstay that can double as an appetizer.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 drops Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/3 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

4 meatballs with 1/4 cup sauce equals 252 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 524 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, green pepper, egg white, garlic and hot sauce. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. In a small nonstick skillet, brown meatballs in oil; drain.
  2. Combine the sauce ingredients; pour over meatballs. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Tangy Turkey Meatballs in Cooking for 2 Fall 2006, p55

Nutritional Facts

4 meatballs with 1/4 cup sauce equals 252 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 524 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

I left out all the hot ingredients, and it was good. It didn't make very much sauce, and the was disappointing.

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