Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Turkey Cranberry Apple Cheese Meatballs

I could only find sweetened dried cranberries (Craisins) so went with that instead of the unsweetened called for in the original recipe. They definitely came out with a sweet kick - which was ok, though if using Craisins again I'd probably reduce the amount so it wouldn't be so sweet. The cheese disappears in the final result so can be left out altogether if needed.
  • 0.6 kg extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 t rosemary
  • 1 green apple, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 c grated extra sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 c dried unsweetened cranberries (or 1/4 c sweetened)
  • ~1/2 c dried breadcrumbs
  1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients. It will be very wet.
  2. Make golf-ball sized meatballs and drop into 4.5 qt crockpot, layering up as needed.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or high for half the time. (Mine started lightly browning after 2.5 hours and the ones close to the sides starting getting very dark brown after 5 hours.)
  4. Serve with rice/quinoa and green beans.
  5. Leftovers may be frozen.


Can be baked in oven instead of cooked in slow cooker. 375F for 25 min

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