Baked Turkey Meatballs % Spicy Brown Sugar Glaze

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 50 min 24
Baked Turkey Meatballs % Spicy Brown Sugar Glaze
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3/4 cup unpacked Brown sugar (for glaze)
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
1 tbsp Cilantro (coriander) (chopped)
1 tsp Cilantro (coriander), dried
1 cup Cranberry juice (unsweetened) (or juice mix of choice, for glaze)
1 large Egg
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced, for glaze)
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
454 gm Ground turkey, extra lean
2 tbsp chopped Hot chili peppers, canned (for glaze)
2 tbsp Mozzarella cheese, partially skimmed
1/2 tsp Paprika (optional)
1 dash Salt (to taste, for glaze)
1 dash Salt (to taste)
1/4 cup Sriracha (for glaze)
1/4 tsp Turmeric, ground


Bring the cranberry juice to boil in a small saucepan on medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the juice simmer (for about 20-25 minutes) and the quantity reduce to about ⅓ cup.

Add rest of the ingredients listed under the “Spicy Brown Sugar Glaze” and bring to another boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Preheat the oven to 475 Fahrenheit (about 250 degree Celcius). Line a baking tray with aluminum foil (or parchment paper if the parchment paper can withstand the temperature).

In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients listed under the heading “Turkey meatballs”. Divide the mixture into 24 equal sized balls, and place them on the baking tray leaving a small gap between each meatball.

Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the meatballs are completely cooked.

Remove from the oven, transfer to a bowl. Pour about ¼ cup of the spicy brown sugar glaze and toss to coat all the meatballs well with the glaze.

Transfer the glazed meatballs back to the baking tray and bake for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Serve hot with the remaining spicy brown sugar glaze as a dipping sauce.


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 51
Calories from fat 6.3
Calories from saturated fat 2.0
Total Fat 0.7 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 18.7 mg
Sodium 109 mg
Potassium 86 mg
Total Carbohydrate 6.2 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 6.0 g
Protein 5.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.2

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