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Turkey Meatballs Recipe
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Turkey Meatballs Recipe

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"I hate to cook, so I'm always looking for fast and easy recipes like this one," writes Hazel Bates of Clinton, Oklahoma. A sweet sauce coats these firm meatballs that are made with ground turkey for a nice change of pace.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:11 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 11 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup uncooked oat bran cereal
  • 1 bottle (14 ounces) ketchup
  • 1 cup grape jelly
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

5 meatballs (prepared with ground turkey breast no-salt-added ketchup and low-sugar grape jelly) equals 137 calories, 1 g fat (0 saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 36 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat 1/2 fruit


  1. In a large bowl, combine turkey and cereal. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  2. In a Dutch oven, combine the ketchup, jelly and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Add meatballs. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, stirring several times. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Look for oat bran cereal near the hot cereals or in the natural foods section.
Originally published as Turkey Meatballs in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p12

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