Turkey Meatballs with Spiced Apple Chutney

turkey meatballs with spiced apple chutney
It’s like 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.


6 responses to “Turkey Meatballs with Spiced Apple Chutney”

  1. PatrickP

    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!

  2. 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.

    1. pecans sound awesome. glad y’all liked it!

  3. 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.

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

  5. This was great! Definitely will make again.

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