Gluten-Free Sherried Turkey Pretzel Balls

by Amie on March 18, 2010

Last night, I picked up ground turkey from the gourmet market on my corner and I couldn’t resist creating a tasty dinner with it…I debated a turkey loaf, turkey mini loaves and turkey balls.  Well, the balls won out and they were amazing.

I crushed a handful of gluten-free pretzels for a unique texture to these balls…I also opted for a touch of sweetness by incorporating the sherry, agave nectar, stevia and dried cranberries.  These turkey balls were a perfect dinner served atop a bed of sauteed vegetables and Greek yogurt dipping sauce.  The best part?  I made just enough to bring the leftovers for my lunch tomorrow…

My philosophy: Cook once, eat twice…can’t beat it!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup cooking sherry
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. agave nectar
  • 1 Eggland’s Best egg white
  • 2 Tbsp. dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free pretzel crumbs, mashed
  • 1/4 tsp. stevia
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Organic tomato sauce
  • Nutritional yeast

Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine all of the above ingredients.  Mix well using hands.
  • Form into ball shapes and place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake fin the oven or 30 minutes or until browned and completely cooked.
  • Serve with organic tomato sauce and sprinkle with nutritional yeast.
  • Enjoy!

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Naomi (onefitfoodie) March 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm

WOW these sound SO GOOD! pretzels and turkey?!?! who would have thought! this is such a creative recipe!

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kalli@fitandfortysomething March 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm

i like the addition of the nutritional yeast! great recipe :)

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peanutbutterfingers March 18, 2010 at 8:30 pm

i’m a huge fan of leftovers, too! more bang for your buck!! :)

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homecookedem March 19, 2010 at 1:39 am

How creative!! This sounds great!! :)

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