Grape Meatballs with Mint Yogurt

I love meatballs and use all types of ground meat regularly. It is versatile, lower in fat, and extremely flavorful when combined with the right ingredients. I’ve been experimenting with Welch’s 100% Grape Juice and thought, why not grape meatballs? 100% grape juice is an easy and delicious way to get the heart-health benefits of the one-of-a-kind Concord grape and is kid and family friendly. In addition, 100% grape juice made with Concord grapes provides many of the same polyphenols (or plant nutrients) and heart-health benefits as red wine.

Turns out, these Grape Meatballs with Mint Yogurt are delicious, simple, nutritious, and a crowd pleaser! Enjoy!

By posting this recipe, I am entering my recipe into the Taste the Mighty Concord Welch’s Recipe Contest, a sponsored recipe contest in which I am eligible to win prizes. I was not compensated for my time.

Grape Meatballs with Mint Yogurt

Recipe Category: Poultry Entree

Yield: 5 servings

Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
Total Time: 30-40 minutes

Ingredients:
Meatballs:
• 1/3 cup mint, minced
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 teaspoon ground coriander
• 1 teaspoon kosher salt
• ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
• ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
• 1 cup Welch’s 100% Grape Juice
• 1 pound ground turkey
Mint Yogurt:
• 1 cup 0% plain yogurt
• 1/3 cup mint, minced
• Pinch salt
• Zest of ½ lemon
• Juice of ½ lemon
• Pinch ground black pepper

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease muffin tins with spray olive oil. Place all meatball ingredients except ground turkey into a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Add ground turkey and incorporate mixture with hands.
2. Place ~1 ounce (golf ball size) meatball mixture in each muffin spot. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.
3. While meatballs bake, combine all ingredients for mint yogurt, mix together, and place in refrigerator to allow flavors to come together.
4. Serve meatballs with mint yogurt. Enjoy!

Note: Feel free to use whatever ground meat you like. Ground chicken, ground pork, and ground veal all make delicious meatballs. Or experiment and combine pork/veal/beef!

Nutrition Facts per serving:
Calories 310
Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Protein 20 g
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fiber 3 g
Added Sugar 0 g
Sodium 300 mg

Grape Meatballs with Mint Yogurt

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