Saturday, January 21, 2012

Turkey Mini-Meatballs with Chipolte-Honey Glaze ~ Healthy!

Turkey Mini-Meatballs with Chipolte-Honey Glaze ~ Healthy!
As shared from the kitchen of Once Upon a Plate ~ by Mari
Makes 16 meatballs or about 34 mini-meatballs
8 Servings 
(2 large meatballs each = about 149 calories, 7 g fat/2 g sat fat, 17 g protein, 5 g. carb, 0 g fiber)
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1/2 yellow onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
For sauteeing ~ 1 Tablespoon olive oil
Preheat oven to 375˚F
Mix all ingredients, except oil, until combined, don't overmix. Form into 16 meatballs, (for mini-meatballs form into 1-inch balls)
Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large ovenproof skillet; add meatballs and cook until nicely browned on all sides (about 10-12 minutes--reduce time by a few minutes for mini-meatballs.)  When cooked transfer skillet to oven and bake 5 minutes.
1 to 2 Tablespoons chopped chipotle in adobo sauce
2 Tablespoons honey
While meatballs are in oven mix both ingredients together in a small bowl.
Remove skillet from oven and pour honey mix over meatballs; swirl pan to coat meatballs and cook briefly over medium heat to slightly reduce glaze, swirl pan again to coat each meatball.

Serve hot or warm. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from "Everyday Food" magazine

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