Grilled Turkey Meatball Recipe

Friday, June 15, 2012
A great appetizer during any barbecue these will get snatched up quick!

2 pounds ground turkey (for beef  lovers, use ground sirloin, ground lamb or mixture of ground pork and beef, omit the olive oil below when substituting)
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup Romano grating cheese
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
4 slices of  Italian day old bread, removing the crusts, then and run under cold water. Squeeze out the water over the sink and set aside
4 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 eggs
3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
cayenne pepper to taste
1/4 cup Burgundy wine

Mix everything in a large bowl using your hands until everything is well blended and comes together. Roll into balls. Spray a cast iron grilling pan with cooking oil.

Heat the grilling pan to a medium heat. Place meatballs in pan. Cook until the meatballs have grill marks on one side. Flip, grill the other side until grill marks are noticeable. Takes around 35 minutes total.

Here are some more grilling idea's:

Grilled Lime Chicken
Grilled Pizza
Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs
Grilled Eggplant
Grilled Scallops


  1. It's impossible to resist the charm of the meatballs. Tasty and delicious :) Bye, have a great we

  2. Never made meatballs with turkey before. Makes a change to the usual beef. yum!

  3. Meatballs on the grill, that's my kind if meal. Maybe a little marinara for a dipping sauce and some crusty bread. Oh and we can't forget the wine.

  4. These turkey meatballs look very delicious. I would love dipping them in chilli sauce.

  5. I am always in need of good recipes for ground turkey. Some I have found seem to be over kill on the spices and add ins. Turkey does need some extra flavor, but not as much as a lot of people think.
    These meatballs do look to be the right balance and are a healthier substitute for beef. Saving this one Claudia! Have a great weekend.

  6. they look wonderful. so deep in color

  7. Dear Claudia, There really is nothing like a good meatball!! Blessings dear. Catherine

  8. Dear Claudia, Great meatball recipe.
    Blessings friend. Catherine xo

  9. My hubby always heads straight to the meatballs when they're on a cocktail I know he'd love your version! Nice that they're made with ground turkey~

  10. yes Claudia, these will indeed get snatched up in a heartbeat - great for any time - like the burgundy in there

  11. these sound fantastic! i just love meatballs, such a fun food!

  12. I've got ground turkey in the freezer and can't wait to try this. They look yummy!

  13. My husband loves meatballs and I've never mastered a good meatball. Since we try to eat low fat these would be perfect with whole wheat pasta.

  14. Never really thought of grilling meatballs before, great idea.


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