November 29, 2018 2 min read

Go out and grab life by your balls. Your meatballs.

Who doesn't love a good meatball? You can eat them alone, in a pasta, on a sandwich. Wherever your heart can dream of a meatball being, it works. Plus, you get to say the word "balls" a lot and feel like an immature nine year old. These Turkey & Sweet Potato Meatballs are relatively healthy and the perfect hors d'oeuvre for a holiday party. And when you dunk them in the Chipotle Dipping Sauce...the angels sing. 

 

 

 

Turkey & Sweet Potato Meatballs with Chipotle Dipping Sauce Recipe (makes about 30 meatballs)

What you need:

For the meatballs...

  • 1 small onion finely chopped or grated
  • 1 lb ground turkey lean</p>
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes cooked and mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Toothpicks or festive cupcake toppers
  • A pretty serving platter
  • A large mixing bowl
  • A large skillet

For the dipping sauce...

  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Pepper
How to make it:
  1. In a large bowl, mix together all of the meatball ingredients. You can use a spatula and be aggressive, but I find it's sometimes just easier to use your hands. Get your hands on those balls.
  2. Form the meatballs into small 1-inch balls.
  3. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat until it's hot but not smoking. Add the meatballs and fry until golden all around, turning to get all sides, about ten minutes. You don't want the meatballs to be overcrowded so you might need to do this in batches.
  4. Transfer the balls onto a plate when they're finished. Once they cool slightly, stick each meatball with a toothpick.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the dipping sauce ingredients and serve it with the meatballs. Easy peasy!
Just the tips:
  • Make sure you don't overmix the meatball ingredients. That can make them tough.
  • You can make these ahead of time and freeze them. Put them on a baking sheet and freeze for a few hours, and then once they're frozen, transfer them to a plastic freezer bag and keep them frozen for up to a few months.

Tell me your thoughts! Did you make it and love it? Make it and hate it? Make it but change things? Tell me everythiiiiiiing.

 

XOXO,

BRIDGET


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