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I loved this! I am not a big fan of ground turkey, so when I found a recipe containing the stuffing and cranberry jelly it made the ground turkey okay in my mind (thanks giving in a meat ball!) P.S. my hubby LOVES them! I am going to try them with turkey gravy too!
Well, mine didn't turn out as well as everyone elses. The taste was good and the sauce was good, but my meatballs were way too soft-- downright mushy. I had bought the Stove Top in the newer single serving, cup size... so didn't have any extra to add to the mix. I added about 1/2 cup more of bread crumbs, but still ended up with mushy meatballs. If I would have cooked them any longer, they would have burned.
I really liked these. Easy and versatile. Didn't have cranberry sauce so I used #76003 sweet and sour sauce and they were perfect. To test seasoning, make a mini patty and saute till done to taste and adjust seasoning before making all the meatballs. Will be using this alot. Thanks. **Just a suggestion--when I make other types of meatballs I usually soak the bread crumbs in the milk/egg mixture. It makes for a softer meatball in the end. If it still seems too dry you could add a couple more dashes of milk until all the stuffing is sufficiently coated and softened. Once all incorporated with the turkey the mixture still may seem a bit wet but will firm up during cooking. Hope that helps:)
Made this last night and it was a huge hit. My 2 year old loved it. I didn't have celery so I used dried celery flakes. I also browned them in a skillet and then made the sauce poured it over the meatballs and simmered in a covered skillet for 15 minutes. Other then that I followed the directions exactly as listed.
These were good, but I was envisioning something that would be a bit more reminiscent of a Thanksgiving meal. I did not think they had enough turkey flavor, as it was overpowered by the cranberry sauce. My friend from Trinadad loved them, though! I think this would be excellent if it was made with those small pieces of turkey left over at Thanksgiving with a more savory gravy.
These were really good! I used Ground Dark Turkey meat as someone mentioned theirs was really dry. Mine were great - they didn't stick to the pan, I followed the recipe exactly.... Will make again!
These were fantastic!! I used savory herb stuffing from a canister I was looking to use up and increased the onion and celery amounts to 1/2 C. I made them the night before so when I got home the next night I could just put the pan in the oven. I did have have problems with the meatballs sticking to the pan, next time I would spray the pan with non-stick spray. We served these with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed green beans and had a little Thanksgiving influence in September!
I have made these several times and everyone (kids included) eats them up! I make the meatballs and the sauce early in the day, then combine them in a crock pot and let them simmer together on low until dinnertime.
Just comments since I did not make the complete recipe. I liked the idea of these meatballs, but my family does not like cranberry sauce. I tried just making the meatballs to serve with gravy over noodles, but they came out very dry and with little flavor. They were not overcooked- they got lightly brown in about 22 minutes. (I've used the same brand ground turkey before without problems.) I think simmering in the sauce must be key to this recipe... just wanted to share that note in case anyone else is thinking of trying what I did.
I brought this to my office's Thanksgiving potluck and they were a success! I got emails all day raving about them. I doubled the recipe and had to add extra stuffing because the mixture was too wet to handle. Either way, they came out great. The sauce is so simple, but delicious and makes for a nice sweet glaze for the savory meatballs.