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Turkey Cocktail Meatballs with Orange Cranberry Glaze

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars
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"You can make these ahead and freeze them without the glaze, then the day of the party, defrost them and simply reheat in the sauce."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 264
Original recipe yields 8 servings (32 meatballs)

Directions

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  1. Mix the turkey, poultry seasoning, garlic salt, onion powder, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl. Stir in the egg, milk, and bread crumbs. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Roll the turkey mixture into balls, about one tablespoon each. Place the meatballs in a single layer in the skillet. Brown meatballs on all sides, flipping occasionally. Place browned meatballs on a clean baking sheet. Set aside.
  3. Combine cranberry sauce, marmalade, and chicken broth over medium heat in the skillet used to cook the meatballs. Stir in the jalapeno and Fresno peppers, then return meatballs to skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue to cook until the meatballs are no longer pink in the center and glaze is reduced. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 264 calories; 8.7 32.5 14.5 80 555 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I made these for a party recently and wished i had doubled it! It went very well and definitly will remake for the upcoming Holidays! Good recipe!

Most helpful critical review

I liked this idea, but as written the thyme (in poultry seasoning) is too strong and the orange rind in the marmalade is too bitter. I won't make this again as is.

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I made these for a party recently and wished i had doubled it! It went very well and definitly will remake for the upcoming Holidays! Good recipe!

These were great. I added the spicy red pepper jelly in place of the chopped peppers. They were great hit and were all gone in short order. I will make them again and the glaze could be used on...

They are absolutely delicious....even as a main course with salad....do try them

Prepared exactly as per directions except a) I used egg beaters and b) I just minced one 3 inch long Jalapeno pepper (no measuring)- browned them in a fry pan like it says- put them on a paper t...

I liked this idea, but as written the thyme (in poultry seasoning) is too strong and the orange rind in the marmalade is too bitter. I won't make this again as is.

I made these meatballs for the new year party. Everyone was raving about them! Really great for a party and easy to make! I did not change anything, the sauce is really tasty. My family requeste...

This was so yummy for a holiday party I threw! But I changed things up quite a bit: 1. because of lack of time, I used Costco meatballs instead of making my own. 2. I made my own cranberry sau...

This was really yummy although I changed out the orange marmalade for home made apricot jam and it was better that way.

Oh Chef John, I could kiss you! These meatballs are so delicious! I can't wait to serve them tonight for my Superbowl Party! Outstanding sir!!! Thank you for sharing!