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Barbecue Turkey Meatballs

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.