German Turkey Meatballs

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German Turkey Meatballs

My husband and I shared a turkey burger on a plate (no bun) with gravy and it was so good.  For our party I decided to make meatballs.  I just love meatballs and they were a big hit.


  • 3 pounds ground turkey, combination of white and dark meat
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup steel oats (not quick-cooking) or rolled oats
  • 1 shallot, minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamon, diivided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. In a mixing bowl add ground turkey then take a fork and break apart and make a hole in the center.  Add the eggs and whisk in the hole.  Add in oats, shallot, salt, pepper, nutmeg, allspice and cardamon.  Start combining with the fork then finish using your hands.  Do not over work the meat; combine until all ingredients are incorporated well.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (just for easy clean up) then roll your meatballs using a small scoop or tablespoon to keep them the same size.  Bake for 25 minutes.

  3. In a large braising pan over medium heat add butter and flour then whisk until butter is melted and flour in incorporated.  This is creating the roux for your thick gravy. 

  4. Pour in stock and cream while whisking to create a smooth gravy.  Add meatballs to the gravy, cover and reduce to simmer for 15 minutes.  

    Serve and Enjoy!

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