Recipe: Apple Glazed Turkey Meatballs


  • 450g organic free range turkey mince
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 30g apple sauce
  • 4 shallots, sliced
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup grated apple
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsps Cinnamon

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Aminos (or you could try Tamari or Soy Sauce)
  • 1 tsp ginger, freshly grated
  • 30g apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Arrowroot (can use cornflower)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


  • To make meatballs, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Form into small meatballs and place on a tray lined with baking paper.
  • Bake at 200c for 20 minutes.  You may like to turn the half way through.
  • Whilst the meatballs are cooking, combine the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and whisk together.
  • Bring to a gentle boil and then lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  • Once meatballs are cooked, remove from over and place in saucepan and coat with sauce.
  • Serve with steamed greens like broccoli or roasted asparagus sprinkled with sesame seeds.
About Michele Lyons
Michele Lyons spent 25 years working in the corporate environment with 10 years as an Executive Assistant at a senior level. A couple of years ago Michele decided to forgo the long hours in the city to work closer to home and spend more time with her two teenage boys. Michele started working with us at the Farmers Markets and her excellent organisation skills meant she quickly moved into the office. Since Michele joined The Free Range Butcher her role has expanded to include all things administration, recipe testing, inspirational ideas, marketing, communications and all round keeping the team organised and on track. As long as Michele’s has had her morning coffee you can ask her anything!

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