Pistachio Turkey Meatballs in Orange Sauce (TNT)

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Pistachio Turkey Meatballs in Orange Sauce (TNT)

Post by pstarkoski on Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:40 am

These meatballs are really yummy...instead of serving them as an appetizer, I served them for dinner along with some orzo and a salad. Yum!
Pistachio-Turkey Meatballs in Orange Sauce
Pistachios and a bright, spicy orange sauce flavored with honey and basil make these mini-meatballs a real party favorite. — Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
54 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.

2/3 cup chopped pistachios
2 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground turkey
1 Italian sausage link (4 ounces), casing removed
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons white wine
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine the first seven
ingredients. Add turkey and sausage; mix lightly but thoroughly.
Shape into 1-in. balls.
Place meatballs on greased racks in shallow baking pans. Bake 18-20
minutes or until cooked through.
In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add red
pepper and pepper flakes; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until red
pepper is tender. Add wine; cook 1 minute longer.
In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch, orange juice, broth, honey and
orange peel until blended. Stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and
stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in basil and meatballs.
Sprinkle with pistachios. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.

Recipe source: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/pistachio-turkey-meatballs-in-orange-sauce
PEG’S NOTE: I served for dinner (not appetizer). I served with orzo and a salad.


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