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Turkey meatballs with braised apples

The delicate flavour of turkey pairs perfectly with the sweet apples and subtle earthiness of parsnips.
Recipe and photo provided by Canola Eat Well
turkey meatballs
5 servings / 1 hour

Prep 30 min / Cook 30 min 

Ingredients
Turkey meatballs
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped (about 12 oz/360 g)
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey (500 g)
  • 1 garlic clove minced 
  • 3/4 cup soft breadcrumbs (175 mL)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion (60 mL)
  • 3 Tbsp chopped walnuts (45 mL)
  • 1 egg lightly whisked 
  • 3 Tbsp chopped parsley leaves (45 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil (15 mL)
Braised apples
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil (15 mL)
  • 1/4 cup red pepper finely chopped (60 mL)
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped (60 mL)
  • 1 large parsnip finely chopped 
  • 2 firm apples peeled and thinly sliced 
  • 1/2 cup apple juice (125 mL)     
     
Directions
  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except oil. Shape into 1 inch (2.5 cm) meatballs.
  2. Heat canola oil in a saucepan over medium heat and cook meatballs until nicely browned and juices run clear, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Heat canola oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté red pepper, onions and parsnip for 1 – 2 minutes.
  4. Add apples and continue to cook until apples soften slightly, about 10 minutes. Add apple juice and simmer, uncovered, about 10-15 minutes, to slightly reduce liquid.
  5. Add reserved meatballs to the pan and heat through, about 5 – 10 minutes.
Nutritional info per serving (1 of 5)
  • Calories: 270
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Total fat: 11 g
    Saturated fat: 1 g
    Cholesterol: 75 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
    Fibre: 3 g
    Sugars: 14 g
    Added sugars: 0 g
  • Sodium: 125 mg 
  • Potassium: 552 mg