German-Style Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Meatballs

German-Style Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Meatballs

Oktoberfest is a wonderful time of year, and I made these appetizers to highlight what reminds me of Königsberger Klopse, dressed up with Black Forest speck. If you can't find speck (a German dry cured bacon), prosciutto is the next closest substitute. Feel free to serve with senf (German mustard) und weissbier (wheat beer). Prost!
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  • Serves: 36 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Step 2

    Combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, ketchup, garlic, ginger, salt, and pepper in a bowl; mix until well combined. Shape 2 tablespoons of turkey mixture into balls. Wrap each turkey ball with speck. Arrange meatballs on a baking sheet.
  3. Step 3

    Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 25 minutes.