Meatballs Sweet Sour


Serving Size:
4 meatballs

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 1 pound ground turkey, 7% fat
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 6 ounces grape jelly
  • 1/4 cup Heinz® bottled chili sauce


  1. Combine the ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, finely chopped onion, garlic powder and pepper until well blended.
  2. Shape turkey mixture into 3/4-inch meatballs to make approximately 48 balls.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the oil and cook meatballs over medium heat. Turn several times to brown evenly. Continue cooking until meatballs are cooked all the way through.
  4. Combine the jelly and chili sauce in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, until jelly is liquefied. Stir well and pour over the meatballs in a chafing dish or slow cooker set on low heat.

Helpful hints

  • This recipe works best with ground turkey containing 7% fat.  Meatballs made with ground turkey breast meat are not as moist.
  • Ground beef or pork may be substituted for ground turkey.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 127

Protein 9 g

Carbohydrates 14 g

Fat 4 g

Cholesterol 41 mg

Sodium 129 mg

Potassium 148 mg

Phosphorus 89 mg

Calcium 15 mg

Fiber 0.2 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 high calorie

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