Slow Cooker Kick’n Turkey Meatballs

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These lean turkey meatballs are filled with plenty of good seasonings, herbs and spices, full of mouth-watering flavor.  This recipe is sure to please.

Hello everyone!  Happy Fiesta Friday!  I haven’t made too many parties, as of late …sometimes you just have to take a break.  Slowly but surely I am getting back in the blogging groove, ready for good food and drink, and as always …good company!

Today, for our Fiesta Friday Link-up Party,  I am bringing a healthier version of my recipe for turkey meatballs.  Here recently, both my son and myself are on a very strict diet due to some digestive issues.  Good bye cake, cookies, pastries …my old friends.  Good bye fried foods …I will miss you on occasion, as well.  Hello to a healthier way of life, which I need anyway …we all do!  Healthy is in and healthy is good!  I am really trying to remind myself of this today, especially, as I look at all the yummy desserts I know we will have at Fiesta Friday.

These meatballs are a combination of my regular turkey meatball recipe and my beef meatloaf recipe, and together they make one good meat-ta-ball! 

 

I hope you enjoy and please DO have seconds! 😉

Happy Healthy Cooking!  Y’all come back now, ya hear!

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Arlene

Slow Cooker Kick'n Turkey Meatballs

By:  arlsworld.net

These lean turkey meatballs are filled with plenty of good seasonings, herbs and spices, full of mouth-watering flavor.  This recipe is sure to please.

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Ingredients

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1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp Weber Kick’n Chicken seasoning

1/2 tbsp. Italian seasoning

dash of salt and pepper to taste

1/4 ketchup

1 tsp mustard

1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (you could also use Panko, oats etc)

1 egg

1/2 cup chicken broth plus turkey drippings (drippings optional)

Directions

  • In a bowl, mix the ground turkey, bread crumbs, and all other ingredients, EXCEPT the chicken broth.  Shape the mixture into meatballs.  I use a tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop and measure my meatballs, as I can never get them the same size otherwise.
  • Coat a large skillet with about a tablespoon of olive oil and bring to medium-high heat, add your turkey meatballs and brown on all sides.  When brown, remove meatballs from skillet and set aside.  Reserve some of your turkey drippings and add in the chicken broth. Stir.  Remove from heat.
  • Place your brown meatballs in the slow cooker.  Pour the broth over the meatballs.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours or high for around 3 hours.

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15 comments

  1. Hello Arl, thanks for bringing these turkey meatballs to Fiesta Friday. It has the added benefit of cooking in the slow cooker, so you don’t have the worry of constantly checking up on it. We use ground turkey a lot too, it’s pretty lean and can pretty much take on any flavor. I hear you about the health food kick. We’re pretty good with it for the most part, but every so often I fall off the wagon and bake. I must admit, looking at all these wonderful recipes on here, it just makes me want to try new things all the time. Your meatballs certainly sound delicious. Keep up the great work. Have yourself a wonderful weekend.

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  2. These look delicious! I don’t eat red meat so I’m always on the lookout for good chicken or turkey dishes like this one. One question – perhaps I missed it, but how much ground turkey goes into the recipe?

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    • Thank you so much! Oh my gosh, I think I left out the turkey meat completely, in the ingredients …oops! LOL. In this recipe I used 1 lb of ground turkey meat. However, I really think at least two lbs and double the recipe to have plenty for say a family of 4. Thanks so much for your comment! I love your blog …such yummy recipes!

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  3. Meatballs are the perfect recipe for a slow cooker especially on a college football day. We have won our first 3 games – yay! I use a lot more turkey than beef nowadays and your healthier version cooked in broth (instead of a sweet sauce) is a great idea.

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