I came up with this recipe as a way to lighten up the original dish. Nobody in my family even realized they were eating turkey! Serve over egg noodles if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
47 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 17 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Meatballs:
Sauce:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish lightly with cooking spray.

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  • Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Let cool briefly, about 5 minutes.

  • Combine onion mixture, turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoon parsley, allspice, and nutmeg in a large bowl; mix well to combine. Form mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Transfer to baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Pour beef broth into a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add flour; seal and shake vigorously until flour is dissolved.

  • Pour beef broth mixture into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoon parsley, black pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in sour cream and meatballs. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors combine, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; protein 29.3g 59% DV; carbohydrates 20g 7% DV; fat 14.4g 22% DV; cholesterol 136mg 45% DV; sodium 342.1mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2016
Very good! I did reduce the allspice in the meatballs because I didn't want it to be too strong of a flavor for my girls. I doubled the sauce and served this over egg noodles. The family enjoyed it and I would make it again! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2016
This review is just for the gravy.This gravy has too much worcestershire flavor to suit me. I would make this again, but I would cut the worcestershire in half, using only 1/2 T. I didn't add any salt. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2016
Very good! I did reduce the allspice in the meatballs because I didn't want it to be too strong of a flavor for my girls. I doubled the sauce and served this over egg noodles. The family enjoyed it and I would make it again! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2016
This review is just for the gravy.This gravy has too much worcestershire flavor to suit me. I would make this again, but I would cut the worcestershire in half, using only 1/2 T. I didn't add any salt. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2016
Made as written except used fresh parsley. use canned broth to save time and corn starch. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2016
2 out of 3 liked it. The allspice was strong. Would reduce that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2016
Made to spec and was very satisfied with the results. I feel this was a much lighter version of the Swedish meatballs I've made before so we'll definitely be making this again. At this time I don't think there is anything I would change. I can see where other reviews thought the Worcestershire sauce was too much. My whole family was fine with it. My stepdad even had 2nds LOL. He's very picky. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2017
I only made the gravy for some other meatballs I had but it was perfect. Super simple & delicious. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/08/2016
We really didn't like the texture the turkey created in the meatballs. On a positive note the pan sauce was quite good & we'll use it to make more traditional Sw. meatballs in the future. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/14/2018
Didn't care for the flavor or consistency of the sauce - too thin. Meatballs were OK. I probably won't make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2017
These are okay and simple but I personally didn't like the addition of AllSpice and Nutmeg to this meatball. It took away from the savory that the Worcestershire and pepper gave it. I would have added either cumin or turmeric with a dash of cayenne instead of the two original spices. Read More
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