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Turkey and apple meatballs

Apple works well with turkey, giving it a subtle sweetness.

5 servings / 30 min

Prep 5 min / Cook 25 min

These meatballs are sure to be a hit. Serve them with applesauce to dip or over whole-grain noodles or brown rice.

  • 1 lb (500 g) extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup (250 mL) panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) or regular dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) grated, peeled apple (about 1 apple)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) onion powder
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400º F (200º C) cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and mix very well. Using an ice cream scoop, form the mixture into balls, smaller than a golf ball. Make 15 meatballs.
  3. Place the meatballs on the cookie sheet and cook for 15 minutes. Flip them over and cook for an additional 10 minutes and until they are no longer pink inside.
  4. Serve immediately.
Nutritional info per serving (1 of 5)
  • Calories: 225
  • Protein: 20 g
  • Total fat: 10 g
    Saturated fat: 3 g
    Cholesterol: 134 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 13 g
    Dietary fibre: 1 g
  • Sodium: 111 mg
  • Potassium: 235 mg

    Recipe developed by Nadine Day, PH Ec. ©Heart and Stroke Foundation 2008.
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