Instant Pot Paleo Apple Glazed Turkey Meatballs

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Instant Pot Paleo Apple Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Tricia
The Cook
4 Servings
17 Ingredients
6 Comments
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
17 Ingredients
6 Comments

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

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Supplies

  • Baking Sheets
  • Labels

Cooking Instructions

Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Easy Assembly

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

Prog. Pressure Cooker

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

  1. Thaw: Prep from frozen
  2. **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.**
  3. Place frozen meatballs in the Instant Pot. Add frozen sauce packet.
  4. Lock lid into place and seal steam nozzle.
  5. Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes.
  6. Naturally release pressure for 5 minutes then release any remaining pressure.
  7. Change setting to saute for a few minutes to thicken sauce, if desired.

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 high pressure 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.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe
4 Servings
Serving Size
5 meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories
346
Total Fat
13g
Saturated Fat
3g
Cholesterol
80mg
Sodium
1434mg
Potassium
219mg
Total Carbohydrates
36g
Fiber
11g
Sugar
17g
Protein
26g
WW+ Points
9
WW SmartPoints
10

6 Comments

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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!

    1. Hi Janet, I think so, these are delicious! They have a wonderful cinnamon apple flavor and the turkey is super moist cooked in the Instant Pot. I serve with Broccoli! Let us know how it turns out for you.

  2. When you say “peel and grate”, “peel and mince” do you mean peel these items and then grate them? Is this a medium grate?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Janet, You are absolutely correct, when we say peel and grate, you would peel first and then grate. Hope this helps!

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