Honey Chipolte Turkey Meatballs

Honey Chipolte Turkey Meatballs

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  • for the meatballs:

  • pounds ground turkey

  • ½

    yellow onion, finely diced

  • 3

    garlic cloves, minced

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1

    tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • for the sauce:

  • 4

    tablespoons honey

  • 2- 4

    tablespoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (depending on how spicy you want the sauce – i used 4 tablespoons + it packed a good spicy punch)

  • 2

    tablespoons cider vinegar


preheat oven to 375 F. in a medium bowl, stir the onion, garlic, salt, + black pepper together, then add the turkey to the bowl + use your hands to mix just until combined (do not overmix). form into 16 meatballs (each will be about the size of a golf ball). in a separate small bowl, stir together the honey, chiles, + vinegar. set a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat + add the oil. once it is shimmering, add the meatballs. cook until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. move the skillet to the oven + bake the meatballs for 5 minutes. remove the pan from the oven (remember, the handle will be hot!) + pour the honey/chipotle sauce over the meatballs. bake for another 5 minutes (swirling the pan at the halfway point), or until the sauce has reduced to glaze the meatballs + the meatballs are cooked through. (keep an eye on your meatballs in the oven – without eggs or milk-soaked bread for added moisture, they can dry out if overcooked.)


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