Turkey Meatballs with Guava Sauce (Albóndigas de Pavo con Salsa de Guayaba)
- Olive oil
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- ½ cup shredded onion
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
- 2 large eggs beaten
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 cup diced guava paste or bocadillo
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup chicken stock
- ¼ cup orange juice
- To make the sauce, place the butter in a sauce pan and sautué onion and garlic for about 2 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients and cook for about 7 minutes or until guava paste dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Place in a blender and puree until smooth consistency.
- Place in a glass container until ready to serve.
- In a medium bowl mix the turkey with all other ingredients.
- Form balls and place on a plate. In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium high heat.Add meatballs and without moving or turning the meat, allow it to brown for about 3 minutes. Turn meatballs and brown other side. Serve them with the guava sauce on the side.
Because I love meatballs and have been cooking with ground turkey a lot lately, a couple of weeks ago I decided to make these turkey meatballs for my son. I served them with guava sauce on the side and absolutely loved the combination of the sweet guava sauce with the turkey.
These turkey meatballs are fun for an appetizer, or a main dish for an easy meal with your favorite vegetables on the side.
I am LOVING these meatballs! And what a great guava sauce.
Do you use regular bread crumbs or seasoned ones?
Chris- Italian style bread crumbs
Wow, this looks and sounds delicious! I've never had anything with Guava sauce, but I can imagine that taste must be fantastic!
Delicious! I love guava paste but never thought of using it in a sauce, and with meatballs no less! Great dish!
Se ve delicioso, Erica!
I made this dish the other day, and could not get enough. I made it again the next night (that is a rarity for me, as I make a different dish every night) and no one complained, but gave it wonderful raves; especially my two youngest (who are SO picky). Thank you for bringing a little of your Colombian home into mine. I too am Colombian, yet raised here and have lost all but my Colombian food cravings. This dish came out wonderful, because I followed all your instructions, you are the best.
Andrea-Thank you for your feedback! Glad you liked it!
Thank you guys!
Si quisiera hornear estas albondigas a que temperatura lo deberia hacer?