Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

Need an easy, kid-friendly dinner idea? This flavorful recipe using Florida Orange Juice can be the centerpiece for any meal.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size5-6
Amount per serving
Calories
305.3
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat9.1g 12%
    • Saturated Fat2.2g 11%
    • Trans Fat0.1g
  • Cholesterol83.2mg 28%
  • Sodium1048.2mg 46%
  • Total Carbohydrate35.7g 13%
    • Dietary Fiber4.6g 16%
    • Total Sugars11.8g 24%
  • Protein21.2g 42%
  • Vitamin A0.1mcg 0%
  • Vitamin C43.4mg 48%
  • Calcium64.8mg 5%
  • Iron3mg 17%
  • Thiamin0.3mg 25%
  • Folate45.8mcg 11%
  • Potassium705.7mg 15%
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Florida Orange Juice
  • 1 Florida Orange, peeled and diced
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup whole rolled oats
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 ½ tsp. coarse salt, divided
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground black pepper, divided
  • 6 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • 4 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • Fresh herbs for garnish
  • Butter noodles
  • Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

1. In a large bowl, combine turkey, oats, Florida Orange Juice, egg, Italian seasoning, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Mix well.

2. Roll mixture into walnut-sized balls, making approximately 28 meatballs. Place meatballs onto a prepared baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

3. Whisk together Florida Orange Juice, vinegar, tomato paste, cornstarch, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.

4. Line the bottom of your slow cooker with meatballs, drizzle with Florida Orange Juice sauce, then repeat. Cover and cook on low heat for 2 hours, gently stirring after one hour.

5. When done, serve meatballs on toothpicks garnished with fresh herbs, if desired. Keep warm until ready to serve.

Fun Tip: Add meatballs to pasta, make them into a sandwich or serve as an appetizer.