Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cranberry Glaze Turkey Meatballs

I tried these earlier this week and I loved them.  I took a recipe I found online somewhere and made it my own, and I was super excited on how it turned out.  This is another really good dish to take to your superbowl party coming up!

Ingredients for Glaze
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Water
12oz. Cranberries (fresh or frozen)
pinch of salt
1 tsp. Orange zest
2 tsp. Cidar Vinegar

Directions for Glaze
Bring everything to a simmer in a pot.  Bring it to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.  Let simmer for 20 minutes.  Then take out of the pot and push through a strainer with a bowl on the opposite side to catch the glaze that's being pushed through the strainer.  Set aside.

Ingredients for Meatballs
2 large slices of bread
2 Tbs. Milk
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
1 1/2 lb. Ground Turkey
1/4 cup Cottage Cheese
1 egg
1 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 tsp. dried Fennel seeds
2 tsp. dried Parsley flakes
flour for dusting
Vegetable oil for cooking

Directions for Meatballs
Tear your bread into crumbs and then mix with milk.  Whisk an egg in a separate bowl.  Combine the egg and the crumbs to the rest of the ingredients in a big mixing bowl.  Mix everything together with your hands and then make into 2 inch round meatballs.

Heat 1/4 cup of vegetable oil to a rippling stage.  Sprinkle flour on meatballs and then slowly brown on each side.  Once every side is browned on each meatball, pour the glaze over the meatballs.  Put a lid on and let simmer for 5-10 minutes, just until the meatballs are completely cooked and the glaze has thickened.  Serve over some Jasmine rice!  Yummy!!


  1. Monique O, Alberta, CanadaFebruary 14, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Oops, you're missing the main ingredient! How much turkey do you put in the meatballs?

  2. Monique I'm such a mess! Thank you for helping me along. :) I just fixed the problem, so hopefully you can make them now. hehehe