This easy meatball recipe will surprise you with all of its flavor! A thick sauce is the star of these Turkey Meatballs with Balsamic Vinegar Glaze. Place them on top of creamy mashed potatoes and you are in comfort food nirvana.
It’s the first Mitten Movie Night of 2017! Woot, Woot. How is yours going so far? Tonight I’ve got a great meatball recipe for you to start the year off right.
What movie pairs well with turkey meatballs and beer?
The movie we’re watching is Bridget Jones’s Baby. I love this series of movies and just recently re-watched the others because I knew this was coming.
What beer pairs well with Turkey Meatballs with Balsamic Vinegar Glaze?
The beer: Melonfest Cantaloupe Wheat from Roak Brewing.
My husband picked this beer up and I’ll be honest, I wasn’t quite sure I would like it. I love cantaloupe but wasn’t sure how it was going to work in a beer. I was pleasantly surprised!
Light and not overly fruity makes for a very drinkable beer that’s perfectly paired with the tang of the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce in the glaze on these meatballs.
To say that I like meatballs is an understatement. I LOVE them. They are easy, very versatile and can come in many different combinations. You can serve them on noodles, potatoes, as an appetizer. In fact, one of the very first recipes I made for the blog was Porcupine Meatballs and Zoodles, a recipe I’ve been making for a long time. I even celebrated National Meatball Day last year!
How to make Turkey Meatballs with Balsamic Vinegar Glaze:
First for the meatballs add the turkey, egg, and breadcrumbs to a bowl. Mix all ingredients together and form into a ball.
Add about a tablespoon of oil to the bottom of a pan then set to medium heat.
Place the meatballs in the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes. Flip them and cook for 5-6 minutes more.
While the meatballs are cooking chop the onions, mince the garlic and mix the balsamic vinegar glaze ingredients in a bowl.
To the same pan melt 2 Tbs. butter then add onions and garlic. Let soften for 2-3 minutes.
Add the sauce to the pan and cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Return the meatballs back to the pan.
What do you serve with turkey meatballs?
- Red-skinned mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, and carrots for the side
- Cheesy Cauliflower if you are looking for a lower carb side.
- Serve these with noodles by doubling the sauce recipe so it can cover everything evenly.
And here you are….
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
Balsamic Vinegar Glaze adapted from Shugary Sweets
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Turkey Meatballs with Balsamic Vinegar Glaze
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs, original
- 1 Tbs oil
Balsamic Vinegar Glaze
- 2 Tbs butter
- 1 small white onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
- 2 Tbs soy sauce
- 1 Tbs Cornstarch
- First for the meatballs add the turkey, egg and breadcrumbs to a bowl. Mix all ingredients together and form into ball.
- Add about a tablespoon of oil to the bottom of a pan then set to medium heat. Place the meatballs in the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes. Flip them and cook for 5-6 minutes more.
Balsamic Vinegar Glaze
- Chop the onions, mince the garlic and mix the balsamic vinegar glaze ingredients in a bowl.
- To the same pan melt 2 Tbs. butter then add onions and garlic. Let soften for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the sauce to the pan and cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Return the meatballs back to the pan.
- Serve on top of mashed potatoes or noodles. Enjoy!