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Instant Pot Paleo Apple Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Grated apples, green onions, and a pinch of cayenne pepper are tucked into these paleo friendly turkey meatballs for a delightful dinner dish. Topped with a savory sweet glaze, these little bites pack a punch of flavor.
4 Servings Recipe By Pin Print
Instant Pot Paleo Apple Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 3 teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • ⅛ cups Applesauce #1
  • ⅓ cups slice Green Onion (Scallion)
  • ⅓ cups Almond Flour
  • ⅓ cups peel and grate Apple
  • ½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt #1
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Apple Juice
  • ½ cups Coconut Aminos
  • 1 teaspoon peel and mince Ginger, Fresh
  • ⅛ cups Applesauce #2
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Arrowroot
  • ½ teaspoons Sea Salt #2
  • ¼ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoons Nutmeg

Freezer Containers

Supplies

  • Baking Sheets
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • 1 serving = 5 meatballs
  • 346 Calories
  • 13g Fat
  • 3g Sat Fat
  • 80mg Cholesterol
  • 1434mg Sodium
  • 219mg Potassium
  • 36g Carbs
  • 11g Fiber
  • 17g Sugar
  • 26g Protein
  • 9 WW+ Points
  • 10 WW SmartPoints

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. **Due to the nature of pressure cooking there is always room for inconsistency. The times given here are based on 4 servings fresh. If you are using more servings you may need to increase your cooking time.**
  2. In a large bowl combine ground turkey, garlic, apple sauce #1, green onions, almond flour, apples, cayenne pepper, salt #1, and cinnamon.
  3. Form into rounded tablespoon sized meatballs, and place in Instant Pot.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together apple juice, coconut aminos, ginger, apple sauce #2, arrowroot flour, salt #2, pepper and nutmeg. Pour over meatballs.
  5. Lock lid into place and seal steam nozzle.
  6. Cook on the manual setting for 6 minutes.
  7. Naturally release pressure for 5 minutes then release any remaining pressure.
  8. Change setting to saute for a few minutes to thicken sauce, if desired.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a large bowl combine ground turkey, garlic, apple sauce #1, green onions, almond flour, apples, cayenne pepper, salt #1, and cinnamon.
  2. Form into rounded tablespoon sized meatballs, and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Flash freeze.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together apple juice, coconut aminos, ginger, apple sauce #2, arrowroot flour, salt #2, pepper, and nutmeg.
  5. Divide sauce among indicated number of quart bags.
  6. Divide frozen meatballs among indicated number of gallon freezer bags. Keep a sauce and meatball bag together, label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. **Depending on your container size/shape and your serving size, you may need to adjust cooking times given as it is based on 4 servings frozen in a 64 ounce container.**
  2. Place frozen meatballs in the Instant Pot. Add frozen sauce packet.
  3. Lock lid into place and seal steam nozzle.
  4. Cook on the manual setting for 6 minutes.
  5. Naturally release pressure for 5 minutes then release any remaining pressure.
  6. Change setting to saute for a few minutes to thicken sauce, if desired.

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  1. Every one does not have – nor want – this Instant Pot. Why not give directions to just make these meat balls in the normal way; using a slow cooker or in the oven. How can I do that?

    1. We totally understand that not everyone has or wants an Instant Pot so we do have many recipes for meatballs (and other meals) that do not need the IP.

      Here is a quick search that I did on our site for meat balls in the slow cooker (crock pot): https://onceamonthmeals.com/recipes/?s=meat+balls&serving_day=slow-cooker

      Here is a quick search that I did on our site for meat balls baked: https://onceamonthmeals.com/recipes/?s=meat+balls&serving_day=bake

      Here is a quick search that I did on our site for meat balls (made in all ways): https://onceamonthmeals.com/recipes/?s=meat+balls

      Hopefully one of those searches includes a yummy recipe that will work for you. Enjoy!

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