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Baked Turkey Meatballs

How To Make Baked Turkey Meatballs

Lets talk turkey balls...
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mexican
Keyword turkey
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Nicola Turner


  • oven
  • stove



  • 800 g turkey mince (ground Turkey)
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1 slice bread (grated into breadcrumbs)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water

Tomato Sauce

  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 red chili
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2` teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 large tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 can black eyed beans


  • Preheat oven to 190C / 375F
  • Place all of the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and mix with your hands until thoroughly combined
  • Take a baking tray and cover with parchment paper
  • Roll golf ball size chunks of the meatball mixture and roll them in your hands till round then place them on the baking tray
  • Repeat until all of the mixture is used up
  • Bake in the pre heated oven for 18 minutes


  • In the meantime combine rice and water with some salt and boil in a large pan for 12 minutes


  • Add tinned tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper to a frying pan over medium heat
  • Simmer for 5 minutes then add chilli pepper with the end cut off to allow the release of flavour
  • Add chopped fresh tomatoes and beans and simmer on low heat for a further 5 minutes
  • Finally serve the meatballs on the boiled rice and smoother with tomato sauce and beans