Turkey and Stuffing Meatballs
photo by Marsha D.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 cup packaged cornbread stuffing mix
- 1⁄4 cup celery, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
- salt and pepper
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 (16 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a large bowl, combine milk and egg and beat well.
- Add stuffing, celery, onion, parsley, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.
- Add turkey; mix well.
- Shape into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until meatballs are browned.
- In a saucepan combine the cranberry sauce, sugar and Worcestershire sauce, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add meatballs to sauce and cook over medium to low heat for about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Serve hot in chafing dish or slow cooker.
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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.
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