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Slow-Cooker Turkey Meatballs

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean (85%) ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 20-oz. can pineapple chunks in 100% juice, drained, juice reserved

Preparation


1. Line a plate with paper towels. Mix turkey, onion, garlic, ginger, egg, panko and salt in a bowl. Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls.

2. Warm vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs, turning, until browned, about 8 minutes. Drain on lined plate; transfer to slow cooker. Scatter bell pepper on top.

3. Whisk together vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, crushed red pepper and 1 Tbsp. cornstarch; pour over meatballs. Cover; cook on low for 5 to 7 hours. Whisk remaining cornstarch into juice. During last 30 minutes of cooking, stir in pineapple and juice mixture.


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  • Yield: Serves: 6 (serving size: 3¬†meatballs, 1¬†cup sauce)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 260
Fat per serving: 11g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 15g
Carbohydrate per serving: 26g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 90mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 556mg
Calcium per serving: 51mg