Curried Turkey Meatballs

Feel free to experiment with other flavors of chutneys, such as peach or pineapple, found in the gourmet jelly section of the supermarket.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2 slices French bread, coarsely chopped (1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs)
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jar (9 ounces) hot mango chutney, such as Major Grey
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • Additional thinly sliced green onion (optional)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions with tops

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, combine turkey, bread crumbs, raisins, green onions, egg, curry powder, garlic and salt; mix until well blended. Form turkey mixture into balls using Small Scoop. Heat (12-in.) Skillet over medium heat until hot. Add meatballs and cook about 10 minutes or until meatballs are browned on all sides, turning often. Remove Skillet from heat.

  2. Combine chutney and cornstarch in Small Batter Bowl; add chutney mixture and bell pepper to Skillet. Stir to coat meatballs; spoon into Mini-Baker. Bake 15-20 minutes or until glaze is thickened and meatballs are cooked through. Remove from oven; sprinkle with additional thinly sliced green onion, if desired.

Yield:

  • 8  servings of 4 meatballs

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 280, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 1.5 g, Cholesterol 60 mg, Carbohydrate 43 g, Protein 14 g, Sodium 770 mg, Fiber 1 g

 

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

 1 starch, 2 fruit, 1 1/2 low-fat meat (3 carb)

Cook's Tips:

Chutney is a sweet and spicy condiment originating in India. Major Grey chutney is not a brand, but a type of chutney that is made from mangoes and has a sweeter flavor than other types.

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