Turkey Meatballs



3 pounds lean ground turkey
1 red onion, grated
1 head of garlic, grated
2-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon dried orange peel
5 tablespoons minced Italian parsley
2 jars barbecue sauce
1 jar raspberry preserves
1 orange, (the juice of)


  1. Place turkey into a large bowl. Grate the onion and garlic onto the meat.
  2. Add kosher salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, dried orange peel and parsley and combine with a fork.
  3. Mix barbecue sauce and preserves together with a whisk. Set aside.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, form meatballs and place into your slow cooker in a single layer.
  5. Add enough barbecue sauce mixture to cover meatballs.
  6. Add another layer of meatballs and repeat with the sauce mixture one or two more times until all meatballs are in the slow cooker and covered with sauce.
  7. Set the slow cooker to cook on low for 8 hours.
  8. Before serving, add the juice of one orange.


Until next time, Kris