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Turkey Sausage Meatballs with Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce
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Turkey Sausage Meatballs with Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

This easy recipe for Turkey Sausage Meatballs with Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce puts store-bought turkey sausage to good use. Look for turkey sausage in bulk (without the casings) in the fresh meat case, but if you can only find it with the casings, just squeeze out the sausage meat and discard the casings. The sweet/tart flavor of cranberry sauce is the perfect complement to the savory flavor of white cheddar and turkey sausage in this recipe!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servinges
Calories 295kcal
Author Faith

Ingredients

Cranberry Sauce:

Turkey Sausage Meatballs:

  • 1 lb turkey sausage
  • 1 1/2 oz white cheddar cheese cut into 12 cubes
  • 2 tablespoons clarified butter ghee

Instructions

For the Cranberry Sauce:

  • Add the cranberries, water, erythritol, and salt to a small-medium saucepan over medium heat. As soon as the liquid starts simmering, cover the pan and cook until the cranberries are burst and it has a jam-like consistency, about 3 to 5 minutes. (Watch it closely and turn the heat down if needed so it doesn’t boil over.) Turn off the heat and stir in the rosemary; set aside.

For the Turkey Sausage Meatballs:

  • Divide the sausage into 12 equal portions and roll each into a ball. Press a piece of cheese into the center of each ball, and mold the meat around it to seal it in. Chill the meatballs for 5 to 10 minutes in the freezer.
  • Heat the ghee in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Once hot, add the meatballs, turn the heat down to medium, cover the skillet leaving the lid slightly ajar, and cook 3 minutes.
  • Flip the meatballs over and cover the skillet leaving the lid slightly ajar, and cook 3 minutes.
  • Turn the heat down to medium-low, and then flip the meatballs one more time, cover the skillet leaving the lid slightly ajar, and cook 3 minutes more. Turn off the heat, cover the skillet fully, and let the steam finish cooking the meatballs for 2 minutes.

To Finish:

  • Stir the sauce into the meatballs; serve warm.

Notes

NOTES Sweetness Level of the Cranberry Sauce: If you find that the cranberry sauce isn’t quite sweet enough for you, we recommend adding liquid stevia to taste; start with 3 drops and work up from there.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 749mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1.5mg