Turkey Quinoa Meatballs with Sweet Onion

sweet onion turkey quinoa meatballs recipe

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Sweet Onion Turkey Quinoa Meatballs is a healthy and easy meatballs recipe with lean ground turkey, uncooked quinoa and lots of caramelized onions.

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 28 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x



  1. Preheat dutch oven or deep skillet on medium heat and swirl 1 tbsp of oil to coat. Add onions, stir and cover. Cook for 8 minutes stirring every few minutes. Transfer into a bowl.
  2. While onions are cooking, prepare meatball mixture by combining in a large bowl turkey, eggs, quinoa, 1 tbsp onion powder, salt and pepper. Mix well and form large meatballs, round or kebab shape. Swirl remaining 1 tbsp of oil and brown meatballs on different sides in batches. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Add hot water, soy sauce and remaining 1 tbsp onion powder to the dutch oven and whisk. Bring to a boil and submerge meatballs into the sauce. Spread cooked onions on top. Cover and cook on low for 20-30 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with quinoa, brown rice, hulled barley (I did) and/or salad.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely, and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in a refrigerator overnight. Reheat in a microwave or in the oven at 375 F for 10 minutes.

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