Turkey-Cinnamon Meatballs with Sweet & Spicy Mango Sauce

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Simple to make and DASH (low salt) diet friendly, our hearty turkey meatballs are infused with cinnamon and finely minced onion. Grab a toothpick and dip one into our sweet and zippy mango sauce and experience a filling, colorful bouquet of flavors. These meatballs make a tasty low-fat appetizer, perfect for parties and entertaining.

Turkey-Cinnamon Meatballs with Sweet & Spicy Mango Sauce (low sodium)

Turkey-Cinnamon Meatballs with Sweet & Spicy Mango Sauce (low sodium)


  • Spicy Mango Sauce
  • 1 Mango or 1/2 lb pre-cut mango slices. (Fresh, ripe mango preferred. Learn how to pick, ripen & prepare.)
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2-4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • Dash cayenne pepper to taste
  • Turkey Meatballs
  • 1 lb  ground turkey breast (lean)
  • ½ cup red onion, finely minced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil (we recommend grape seed or canola oils)


  1. Sweet & Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce
  2. Peel, de-seed and slice mango;
  3. Place sliced mango, orange juice, rice vinegar in a blender and puree;
  4. Add brown sugar to taste and blend (the riper the mango, the less sugar needed);
  5. Sprinkle cayenne to taste and blend ( we used 1/8 teaspoon and it was quite hot);
  6. Refrigerate in a bowl until serving time.
  8. Turkey Meatballs
  9. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, minced onion, and cinnamon. Mix well and roll into 1-inch balls;
  10. In a non-stick pan, heat the cooking oil over medium heat. Sauté the turkey balls, turning until cooked through (the center should not be “pink”).  This takes approximately 8 minutes, but the time depends upon the heat of your stove, size of your pan, etc.;
  11. Serve with mango dipping sauce.

About Jeff

Jeff thrives on cooking, travel, and outdoor recreation. While he’s always considered himself to be a healthy eater, he was quickly “enlightened” after his out-of-the-blue encounter with a blocked artery. Now he’s living a low-sodium lifestyle, and enjoying every bite.

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