As promised, here is another sweet potato recipe. Sweet potato turkey meatballs. Don’t even ask how I came to make these meatballs.
Ok I’ll tell you.
My husband wanted to eat some meatballs, but when I looked in the freezer the only meat I had was a package of ground turkey. In the fridge I still had a huge baked sweet potato, so I thought what’s the worst that could happen, let’s combine these two and see what happens. Well just like with any meatballs, I threw in some onion, some garlic, breadcrumbs, an egg, parsley, some hot sauce and since I was using sweet potato in the mixture I added a bit of maple syrup.
I decided to fry my meatballs, I know they are healthier baked, and they can be just as delicious, but I just love a fried meatball. So I fried mine. What can I tell you about these meatballs. They are just yummy, they are sweet and spicy at the same time. Sweet from the sweet potato and the maple syrup and spicy from the hot sauce, they are so good. I just served them with some mustard and off you go. They’d be perfect over hot mashed potatoes, and these would be a perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving.
So there you have them, sweet potato turkey meatballs.
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 2 cups sweet potato mashed
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 egg
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup parsley
- ½ cup breadcrumbs (I used Panko, but regular breadcrumbs would work just as well)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp hot sauce (I used Frank’s)
- salt and pepper to taste
- oil for frying
- In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients well.
- In a large skillet heat some vegetable oil over medium heat for frying the meatballs.
- Shape the mixture into meat balls.
- Fry the meatballs in the skillet, a few at a time, turning them around so that they fully brown on all sides about 7 minutes. Repeat with all meatballs.
- Serve warm.