Easy turkey meatballs with chipotle honey glaze make a wonderful sandwich or appetizer. The glaze is so good!
These gluten-free turkey meatballs are great sandwich stuffers, appetizers, or main course. You’ll love the zingy honey chipotle glaze. Add as much chipotle as you dare!
Make a great sandwich by stuffing the meatballs into a pita half, along with sauteéd bell peppers and red onions. Add fresh cilantro and avocado, either sliced or mashed.
These meatballs can be frozen for up to one month. Just put cooked meatballs into a zip top bag and freeze. Make a double batch so you’ll have some to eat later for an easy meal.
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 1 chipotle chile, finely chopped (from 7 oz. can)
- 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, for frying
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- Grate onion into a medium sized bowl. You should have approximately 2 tablespoons of grated onion and juice. If you prefer, the onion can also be finely minced.
- Add ground turkey, chopped chipotle chile, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper to bowl and mix, using your hands. Mix until just combined. Form into 19-20 small meatballs.
- In a large oven-proof skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and brown on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer pan to preheated oven and bake for five minutes.
- While meatballs are baking, add sauce ingredients to small bowl, and whisk to combine.
- Remove the pan from the oven and pour sauce mixture over meatballs. Swirl pan so that meatballs are evenly coated. Return to oven and bake until sauce has become glaze-like, about 5 minutes, swirling pan halfway through cooking time.
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