Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Shush Kabobs

1 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 medium apple, coarsely grated
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
1/4 tsp each salt and black pepper
1 lb ground turkey breast (we used beef)
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup apple juice or cider
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

1. In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese, egg, apple, mustard, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Add turkey and fold into wet mixture until just combined.
2. In a frying pan, heat oil on medium. Roll meat mixture into 12 balls. Fry, turning frequently until meatballs are browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes.
3. Glaze: In a pot, mix apple juice, maple syrup, and vinegar. Simmer over low heat until reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Toss meatballs in glaze, thread three onto each kabob stick. Makes 4 servings.

Notes: From the magazine: "We put these sweet glazed-apple meatballs on a stick so your kid would be so engrossed in the presentation, he'd forget that he's trying something new." Luckily our kid doesn't have any problems trying something new, so for us the presentation was just for fun. My toddler really enjoyed these, and so did I. They were tasty. Source: October 2011 issue of Parents Magazine, page78.

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