Super Moist Ground Turkey Meatballs
First of all, these balls are uglyyyy, but man are they delicious! I love the taste of ground turkey. We eat it at least once a week in my house, so I try my best to change up the way I eat it. The balls alone are satisfying enough, but I usually need to make a sauce to moisten them up a bit. Let me just tell you, this recipe did not need a sauce. These super moist ground turkey meatballs are now my favorite meatball made with ground turkey. My daughter kids helped me make these balls, as well! This is a super kid friendly meal to make and we had fun eating them too 🙂
How do you make these balls so moist?
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I have experimented with a couple different recipes for ground turkey meatballs. I have found this one to be my best yet. The reason was right before I baked them, I added a dollop on top of each ball with Worcestershire sauce and Annie's organic dijon mustard. By doing this it really moistens up the balls so they are not dry if you decide to eat them without a sauce. I also baked them in a mini muffin tin pan because each little meatball has their own place to cook 🙂 I cooked these balls at 400° for 30 to 35 min. You will be able to tell they are finished when the tops are crispy! That is why these balls are amazeeeee because they are moist on the inside, yet crispy on the out!
I started out by dumping one package of ground turkey into a large bowl, about 1 pound. Then I added 2 eggs, whisked, ¼ cup panko bread crumbs, 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce, ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese, 1 minced garlic clove and a whole bunch of spices. You can add or take away any spices you wish, but I used 1 tsp of each, garlic powder, onion powder, adobo, oregano, ground black pepper, and kosher salt. Mix all ingredients until well combined. Spray a mini muffin tin with coconut or avocado cooking spray. Form balls by scooping out a spoonful and rolling the mix in your hands. Once formed, place in one of the mini muffin slots. After all balls are formed I then top each with a dollop of Worcestershire and Annie's organic dijon mustard. This was what made these balls perfect!
Health benefits of ground turkey meat.
Why choose ground turkey over beef? I have never been a fan of red meat, so when I stumbled upon ground turkey years back, it was a game changer for me. I felt like I was missing out on all the fun foods! So, once I started making these foods with ground turkey I was sold even more. The taste of ground turkey is MUCH better than beef, in my opinion. Then, I took a look at the nutritional facts to really compare. The calories are less in ground turkey, which is something I usually consider to be a plus. Every 3 ounces of turkey you may get around 110 to 140 calories and in that same amount of beef you would get about 280 calories. Both types of meat have tons of protein. Each holds about 22 to 27 grams of protein, which is a high amount and what you want in your meals. The grams of fat aren't much of a difference either. Ground turkey has about 11 and ground beef has about 12. When it comes to saturated fat, they are close, as well! Ground turkey has about 3 grams and ground beef has 5. After doing research I have actually come to the conclusion that either type of meat is healthy for you, but if you do decide to go for the ground beef, you should look for 90% lean, as opposed to anything less.
Super Moist Ground Turkey Meatballs
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2 eggs whisked
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce divided
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 cup Annie's organic honey dijon mustard divided
- coconut cooking spray
- 1 tsp adobo seasoning
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a mini muffin tin with coconut cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl add ground turkey, eggs, panko breadcrumbs, garlic, parmesan cheese, 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder,adobo, oregano, ground black pepper, and kosher salt. Mix well to combine.
- Form balls with hands and place each in the mini muffin tin separately. Place a dollop of Worcestershire sauce and the honey dijon sauce on top of each ball. Bake for 30 minutes.