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.

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
  • 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

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

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

1. In large bowl, combine turkey, oats, Florida Orange Juice, egg, Italian seasoning, 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper; mix well.

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

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

Fun tip:
Add it to pasta, make it into a sandwich or serve as an appetizer.

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.