Bourbon Cider Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Bourbon Cider Glazed Turkey Meatballs

This appetizer is so light, simple and easy and is made with one of my favorite things from The Beer Syrup Company and thats their Semi-Dry Cider. It’s the perfect compliment to these tasty savory meatballs.

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Bourbon Cider Glazed Turkey Meatballs


  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 1 Medium apple grated
  • 3 Tbsp. Bourbon
  • 1/4 C. Beer Syrup- Semi Dry Cider
  • 1/4 C. Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 3/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • Sliced Green Onions to garnish
  • Cider Glaze:
  • 1 C. Beer Syrup- Semi Dry cider
  • 1/4 C. Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 C. Bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Cornstarch w/1 tsp. warm water until dissolved


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  2. In a large Bowl mix together the egg, beer syrup, bourbon, panic, dijon mustard, grated apple, s & p, garlic & onion powder
  3. Add the ground turkey to the spices and combine everything together. (do not over work the meat)
  4. Scoop 2 tsps of the mixture out and roll into a ball, place on a lined baking sheet
  5. Bake for about 12-15 mins
  6. While the turkey meatballs are baking, prepare the bourbon cider glaze.
  7. In a large sauce pan or a dutch oven, whisk in the following, Beer Syrup Semi-Dry Cider, soy sauce, maple syrup, bourbon, ginger & cinnamon
  8. Slowly bring the mixture up to a boil, then slowly add in the corn starch slurry while you continue whisking.
  9. Lower the heat to medium & continue to whisk the glaze until it has thickened
  10. When the meatballs are done & the sauce has thickened, add the meatballs to the glaze, lower the heat to medium-low. allow to simmer for an additional 5-8 mins.
  11. Place on a serving dish and serve
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