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Bourbon Apple Cider Glazed Turkey Meatballs
Here’s a simple game-day appetizer that you and your loved one can whip up for the Super Bowl. In honor of American Heart Month, this recipe is both delicious and heart healthy!

Bourbon Apple Cider Glazed Turkey Meatballs



  • 1 pound lean ground turkey 
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked 
  • 1 apple, grated 
  • 1/4 cup apple cider 
  • 1/4 cup panko 
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard 
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 
  • Sliced green onions for garnish (optional) 


  • 1 cup apple cider, not spiced cider 
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (optional but recommended) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch whisked together with 1 teaspoon of water until dissolved


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and spray it with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the egg, apple cider, panko, dijon, grated apple, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.
  3. Add in the ground turkey and combine everything together with your hands being careful not to overwork the meat.
  4. Scoop out approximately 2 teaspoons of the meat mixture and roll into a ball, then place it on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake the meatballs for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. While the meatballs are baking prepare the bourbon apple cider glaze.


  1. In a medium sized saucepan whisk together the apple cider, soy sauce, maple syrup, bourbon, ginger and cinnamon.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil then slowly pour in the cornstarch/water slurry whisking the entire time.
  3. Lower the heat to medium and whisk the glaze until it's thickened.
  4. Add the baked turkey meatballs to the glaze, lower the heat to medium-low and let them simmer for several minutes.
  5. Serve the meatballs as an appetizer or for dinner topped with the sliced green onions.
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