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Turkey Meatballs with Spiced Apple Chutney

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turkey meatballs with spiced apple chutney
If spring is in the air, then winter is in my belly. Think chicken apple sausage turned inside out.


For the Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground turkey (preferably the fattier grind or you may need to add a few tablespoons of oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dehydrated onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Apple Chutney

  • 3 medium (tart) apples, diced
  • 1/2 handful raisins
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons mango chutney (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


For the Meatballs

Preheat your oven to 400ºF.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

In a large bowl, combine all the turkey meatball ingredients. Use your hands, or a cookie scoop, to portion into balls (I made little tiny ones). Bake until the meatballs are cooked through, about 15-20 minutes, depending on the size.

For the Apple Chutney

Combine all ingredients into a medium sauce pot. Cover with a lid, slightly ajar, and stir occasionally, over medium-high heat, until the apples have softened, about 6-8 minutes. Remove the lid and let some of the liquid evaporate and reduce (if it hasn’t already). Taste and adjust for seasoning.

Use a tater masher to mash up the apples into a chunky chutney–not applesauce, but like 3/4 chunky, 1/4 smooth-ish.

Use the chutney like a condiment for the meatballs–it’s not a side dish.

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  • Reply
    April 8, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Whaaaaaaat??? I have a pound of ground turkey in the fridge I wasn’t sure what to do with! Perfect timing!

    I realy enjoy your recipes. Thanks!

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    April 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Made this for supper. Used medjool dates instead of raisins and added pecans. Served all over brown jasmine rice. Wow! Everyone really approved! Thank you.

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      megan keatley
      April 25, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      pecans sound awesome. glad y’all liked it!

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    April 14, 2013 at 7:40 am

    These look so tasty! :) Next time I go to the butcher, I think I’ll pick up some organic ground turkey and do a spin on these. GORGEOUS picture, too.

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    September 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    When you say granulated garlic, do you mean like garlic powder? And what is good to serve these with (that’s also Paleo)? Thanks!

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