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Recipes for Diabetes - University of Illinois Extension


  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 -14 ounce can whole cranberry sauce
  • ½ cup original type barbeque sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Combine ground turkey, egg, green onions, soy sauce, black pepper and bread crumbs in a medium bowl. Mix well and shape into 24 balls.
  2. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and cook turkey meatballs over medium heat until slightly browned. Turn once after browned on one side and continue cooking another 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Heat cranberry and barbeque sauces in a medium sauce pan until well mixed. Pour over turkey meatballs, cover and simmer 10 minutes or until meatballs reach internal temperature of 165° Fahrenheit.
Total time: 40 minutes
Preparation time:
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: 12 total servings - 2 meatballs and 2 tablespoons sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 155 mg
Carbohydrate 17 g
Dietary Fiber 0.25 g
Protein 9 g
Exchange 1 starch, 1 lean meat
Carbohydrate Units 1

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