Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Sticky Honey & Garlic Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs are not my favourite thing in the world but oh my goodness - such yumminess in a meatball!!

These are quite high in syns - the recipe makes 12 meatballs (but they are biggish meatballs about 1-1.5 inch in size) and by my working out, they work out about 1.5 syns each.  I had 4 and was stuffed!  You could reduce the syns by making slimming world tomato ketchup (I don't have a recipe for that, but I know there is one out there somewhere!).  Also if you were to use the milk and breadcrumbs from your healthy extra allowances this would also reduce the syn value.

For the meatballs....
500g lean ground turkey mince
1 x 25g slice of wholemeal bread made into breadcrumbs (2.5 syns)
1 egg
100 ml skimmed milk (2 syns)
1/2 onion finely grated
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the sauce
Frylight butter spray
4 cloves garlic crushed
8 tablespoons tomato ketchup (8 syns)
4 tablespoons clear honey (4 syns)
2 tablespoons light soya sauce
2 tablespoons cider vinegar (I couldn't find a syn value - so free?)
dash of tabasco sauce

Preheat your oven to 200 deg C.

To make the meatballs, add your milk and egg in a bowl and mix.  Add the onions, salt and breadcrumbs and mix.  Add the turkey and mix with your fingers until all mixed through.

Line a baking tray with foil and spray it with frylight.  Spoon the meatballs onto the tray.  I used an icecream scoop then rounded them.  Mixture should make 12 big meatballs.

Pop them in the oven for 15-20 minutes until browned and cooked through.  

To make the sauce:
Spray a pan with frylight butter spray and fry the chopped garlic for a few mins then add the rest of the ingredients and let simmer for 5 or so minutes to let it reduce.

Once the meatballs are cooked, spoon them into the mixture and roll them about to coat.  I coated half the meatballs at a time.  

Ready - yummy, yummy, yummy :) 

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