Recipe For Turkey Meatballs with Blackberry Sauce


Meatballs are so delicious, but I get a little overwhelmed by the grease in ground beef. The solution was to make some party meatballs from ground turkey. In order to get around my gluten intolerance, I opted to use potato flakes instead of the usual bread crumbs. These meatballs are not just for dipping, though. They would be excellent in Swedish meatballs or with spaghetti. I am thinking I need to find gluten free hoagie buns and make a big sandwich. For now, though, with the football festivities reigning in the US, these are perfect for a game watching party.

1. Info for Turkey Meatballs with Blackberry Sauce

  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 525kcal

2. Ingredients for Turkey Meatballs with Blackberry Sauce

  • 20 oz ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, minced fine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup blackberry all-fruit preserves
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • ⅛ tsp hot pepper sauce

3. Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix the turkey, onion, egg, Worcestershire, garlic, Dijon, salt, pepper and potato flakes until well combined.
  2. You may need to use your hands.
  3. Form small acorn sized meatballs and place them on a wire rack that has been placed in a rimmed, foil lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake the meatballs in a 375 degree oven until their internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  5. The time needed depends on how big your meatballs are.
  6. Big meatballs take 30 minutes.
  7. Smaller ones may only take 20-25.
  8. Use a meat thermometer to be safe.
  9. For sauce, place preserves in a glass bowl and heat in the microwave 1 minute.
  10. Be careful, it will be hot!
  11. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  12. Serve cooked meatballs with sauce.

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