Barbecue Turkey Meatballs

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Barbecue Turkey MeatballsRecipe
Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serve with simple mashed potatoes on the side to catch the sauce.
Serves 4 (serving size: 4 meatballs and 1/3 cup sauce)


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2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with mild green chiles (such as Del Monte)
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
3 tablespoons Italian-seasoned dried breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon chili powder
Cooking spray


1. Place first 6 ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth.

2. Combine turkey, breadcrumbs, and chili powder in a large bowl; using wet hands, shape into 16 meatballs.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly coat pan with cooking spray. Add meatballs; cook 2 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Add tomato mixture to pan; bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 6 minutes or until the meatballs are done.

Created date

February 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 279
Fat 11.4 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 3.7 g
Polyfat 3.1 g
Protein 29.5 g
Carbohydrate 14.2 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 98 mg
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 540 mg
Calcium 61 mg