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Brown Sugar Turkey Meatballs Recipe

These Brown Sugar Turkey Meatballs are the perfect combination of sweet and savory. You are going to love how simple and easy these are to make. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown sugar meatballs, brown sugar turkey meatballs, Ground Turkey, sweet meatballs, turkey meatballs
Servings: 6
Calories: 336kcal


  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • ¾ cup italian bread crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • dash oregano


  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and lightly grease with nonstick cooking spray so the meatballs don't stick.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ground turkey, eggs, Italian bread crumbs, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, garlic salt, minced garlic, pepper, salt, and oregano (I mixed it in with my hands).
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and place on covered and greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then flip and move the meatballs around and continue baking for another 10 minutes.
  • For the glaze, mix brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, white vinegar, and milk in a large saucepan on medium high heat until it is fully mixed in and begins to thicken.
  • Place the cooked turkey meatballs in the pan and mix so all of them are completely coated. Let them simmer while the sauce continues to thicken around the meatballs, stirring every few minutes.
  • Once all the meatballs are covered in the thick sauce, take off the heat and serve warm.
  • Serve with rice or vegetables or as an appetizer on toothpicks.


Serve with rice or vegetables or with toothpicks.


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 447IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3mg