Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Entertaining
Chill out with these healthy holiday recipes using your slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Recipe No. 4: Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs
1 pound extra-lean ground turkey (6-8% fat)
1 slices whole-wheat bread, finely chopped, or 1 cup soft
1 large egg (or 1/4 cup egg substitute, if desired)
2 tablespoons finely minced onion
2 tablespoons low-fat milk
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
Dash or two freshly ground pepper
2-6 tablespoons nonalcoholic beer, chicken broth, or water
1/2 cup Heinz® chili sauce
1/2 cup red currant jelly
- In a large bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients, mixing well with a wooden
spoon or your hands. Form into about 40 bite-size meatballs.
- Spray a nonstick frying pan with canola cooking spray and heat over
medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add the meatballs, cover the frying pan and
brown them for about 5 minutes.
- Turn the meatballs over, adding the beer or other liquid if necessary to
prevent sticking. Cover and brown about 5 minutes more, or until meatballs are
- Turn your slow cooker on HIGH and add browned meatballs to the slow cooker
crock. Combine the chili sauce and jelly and pour over the meatballs. After
about an hour when the hot balls and sauce are good and hot, gently stir
mixture, reduce heat to LOW and serve. Serve with toothpicks.
Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Information: Per serving: 170 calories, 10 g protein, 21
g carbohydrate, 5.5 g fat, 1.7 g saturated fat, 61 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber,
347 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 28%.
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as: 1 serving lean meat and
moderate fat meat without added fat
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