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Slowed Cooked Turkey Meatballs In A Cranberry B.B.Q Sauce

Updated on November 24, 2012

B.B.Q. Turkey Meatballs

Barbecue Turkey Meatballs

I was listening to a group of people talking at a restaurant about eating healty foods but all I kept hearing was there are only a few choices to choose from like chicken, fish, or tuna, and when I asy tuna theat's salmon included......But one person did say that a lean pork chop would be nice but of corse they shot that down.

So as I was there listening with a grin on my face one of the ladies say to me is it that funny.........I then smiled and said but there are others meats that are healthy and good for you, So she asked what and I said turkey and all of a sudden they all started hollering a me who wants to cook a turkey....Then I say how about ground turkey even meat ball cooked in a crock pots for a few hours in a nice sacuce , Then every thing really got quite and the lady said to me go on and so with that I told them to get out some paper and lets put togehter a quick recipe and this is what it ended up to be ground turkey meatballs in a cranberry bbq sauce.

Barbecue Turkey Meatballs


1 can or jar (16 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce

1/2 cup barbecue sauce of your choice

1 medium egg whites only

1 pound lean ground turkey breast

1 green onion with tiom sliced

1 tablespoon of grated orange peel

1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

1/3 teaspoon smoked black pepper

A pinch of brown sugar

1. Combine cranberry sauce and barbecue sauce in slow cooker. Cover; cook on HIGH 20 to 30 minutes or until cranberry sauce is melted and mixture is hot.

2. Meanwhile, place egg white in medium bowl; beat lightly. Add turkey, green onion, orange peel, soy sauce, black pepper and brown sugar; mix well with hands until well blended. Shape into 24 balls.

3. Spray large baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add meatballs to the baking pan; cook on 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink in center, caregully turning occasionally to brown evenly. Add meatballs to the heated sauce in slow cooker; stir gently to coat Reduce heat to LOW. Cover; cook 3 hours.

4. To take it up a notch you can add some white rice to this to complete it as a meal just follow the instructions on the rice package to make some perfect or you can just put it on a nice hard roll with some coleslaw on the bottom of that roll and the mealballs on top to make it a tasty sandwich.............Happy Eating.


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      Handicapped Chef 4 years ago from Radcliff Ky

      Thank you vey much Vacation Trip.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Great recipe. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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      Handicapped Chef 5 years ago from Radcliff Ky

      Peggy ...thank you for the comment ...and your right you can make this on the stove or in your oven eithr way you will love it...happy Eating

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This sounds really good! Could probably be made on top of the stove or in the oven as well as in a slow cooker. Thanks for the idea! Voted useful.