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Sweet & Sour Turkey Meatballs

 Sweet & Sour Turkey Meatballs
Decorating with the winter fruit pomegranate is an old holiday tradition, but few people know what to do with them afterward. Here is a great potluck or buffet recipe for Christmas parties that's seasonal, easy, and delicious. —Christine Wendland, Browns Mills, New Jersey
66 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 2 hours


  • 4 thick-sliced peppered bacon strips
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 jar (18 ounces) apricot preserves
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) taco sauce
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice


  • Place bacon in a food processor; cover and process until finely
  • chopped. In a large bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, cilantro,
  • salt and pepper. Crumble turkey and bacon over mixture and mix well.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • Place in two ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at
  • 400° for 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • In a 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the preserves, tomatoes, taco sauce
  • and juice. Stir in meatballs. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours
  • or until heated through. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 meatball equals 68 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.