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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.
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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

  • 4 Quart Freezer Bags

Supplies

  • Baking Sheets
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • 1 serving = 5 meatballs
  • 437 Calories
  • 28g Fat
  • 1599mg Sodium
  • 21g Carbs
  • 2g Fiber
  • 22g Protein
  • 11 WW+ Points
  • Zone Blocks: 3 Protein 9 Fat 2 Carbs

Make It Now Cooking Directions

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

  1. In a large bowl combine ground turkey, garlic, apple sauce, green onions, almond flour, apple, cayenne pepper, salt #1, and cinnamon.
  2. Form into rounded tablespoon sized meatballs, and place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, whisk together apple juice, coconut aminos, ginger, apple sauce, arrowroot flour, salt #2, pepper and nutmeg
  5. Bring to a gentle boil.
  6. Lower heat and simmer until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
  7. When meatballs have cooked, place in skillet with sauce, gently pushing around so that the meatballs are coated in sauce.

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, green onions, almond flour, apple, cayenne pepper, salt #1, and cinnamon.
  2. Form into rounded tablespoon sized meatballs, and place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, whisk together apple juice, coconut aminos, ginger, apple sauce, arrowroot flour, salt #2, pepper, and nutmeg
  5. Bring to a gentle boil.
  6. Lower heat and simmer until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
  7. When meatballs have cooked, place in skillet with sauce, gently pushing around so that the meatballs are coated in sauce.
  8. Allow to cool completely.
  9. Divide meatballs and sauce into indicated number of quart freezer bags, 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. Reheat in microwave for 1-2 minutes, until warmed through.

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  1. Can you give me some examples of what to serve this with? Veggies? I’m new to the paleo thing and this looks delicious

  2. I kicked off 90 days of paleo today, and these were AMAZING! I made them with roasted asparagus — just put in the oven @ 400 with a little coconut oil, roast until tender and then top with a few toasted seasame seeds (and use the extra glaze for sauce…mmmm!).I will definitely be making these again!

  3. On the ingredient list for the glaze, cinnamon is listed, but in the instructions, it says nutmeg. Just wondering which one it is. Thanks!

  4. I baked these for almost 30 minutes at 400, the outside were nice and crunchy, but the insides were still very soft and seemed like the turkey wasnt cooked all the way…. What did I do wrong? 🙁 I think they were plenty small, I got about 30-35 meatballs.

    1. Hannah, ovens vary greatly, so it wouldn’t be odd if your meatballs take longer. They need to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees for safety. It’s not uncommon for me to cook turkey meatballs for 45 minutes here. Another thing to keep in mind is that they will cook a little further once you reheat them in the microwave or stove top or oven.

  5. Hi! This looks great. What do you recommend as a substitute for almond flour since I am allergic to almonds? I can have other nuts!

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