Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs in Sweet and Sour Sauce

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These meatballs can be doubled in size or even halved for hors d'oeuvres. Serve over steamed rice and garnish with cilantro or green onions.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living New Slow Cooker Classics

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup water chestnut drained, rinsed and diced
  • 3 green onions diced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 egg
Sauce:
  • 1 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup bottled strained tomatoes (passata)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Method

In large bowl, combine turkey, bread crumbs, water chestnuts, green onions, cilantro, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil and egg. Shape by 2 tbsp into balls; place in slow cooker.

Sauce: Whisk together pineapple juice, strained tomatoes, brown sugar and soy sauce; pour over meatballs.

Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Whisk cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold water until smooth; whisk into slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high until thickened, about 15 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 348 mg
  • Sugars 15 g
  • Protein 22 g
  • Calories 292.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Potassium 471 mg
  • Cholesterol 113 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 24 g

%RDI

  • Iron 21.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 12.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 15.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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