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Tangy BBQ Turkey Meatballs

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Healthier turkey meatballs glazed with a homemade BBQ sauce.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE MEATBALLS:
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Basil
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic, Minced
  • _____
  • FOR THE SAUCE:
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • ½ cups BBQ Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar

Preparation

For meatballs:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, black pepper, oregano, basil, and garlic, and mix well. Form into golf-ball-sized meatballs and place in a greased baking pan. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until browned and cooked through.

For sauce:

Mix all sauce ingredients well in a small bowl. Place meatballs and sauce in a saucepan over medium low heat. Mix well and keep warm until ready to serve.

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www.ashleyscookingadventures.blogspot.com on 7.27.2010

We loved this recipe. Such a savory and yummy dinner! Here’s the link to it on my blog:
http://ashleyscookingadventures.blogspot.com/2010/07/tangy-bbq-meatballs.html

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Annie on 1.6.2016

I followed the advice of a previous reviewer to cut the breadcrumbs. I made half a batch and instead of 1/2 cup breadcrumbs I did 1/3. I also made them smaller than golf balls (used the smaller Pampered Chef scooper thingie) and a half batch made 18 meatballs! Because they were smaller, they only needed 15 mins at 400 and were browned and 165 degrees inside (min safe temp for ground turkey). We served over brown rice with broccoli on the side.

Overall, we liked these, but they weren’t our favorite. We had the following critiques: 1. The meatballs themselves had too much black pepper. I can’t believe I’m saying that, as I am a huge BP fan, but the balls had an unpleasant aftertaste of pepper. I would cut it in half. 2. The sauce smelled and (mostly) tasted like sloppy joe sauce. Not bad, but not what I was looking for. I would play with the ratio of ketchup to BBQ and maybe up the BBQ and mustard, or even add a little ACV for fun. We definitely had enough sauce to coat the meatballs and a bit to drizzle on top too, which made the rice tasty.

This recipe was extremely easy and quick! I will be using this as a foundation to jump off for future turkey meatball recipes. I can see some teriyaki or honey garlic turkey meatballs in our near culinary future :)

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cylina on 12.3.2010

very tasty!… served these with brown rice and some skillet garlic green beans… very very good dinner.

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brpitty on 8.23.2010

I made these for a family get-together. They were excellent.

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www.ashleyscookingadventures.blogspot.com on 7.27.2010

Great, easy, and healthy recipe! I used fresh basil and thought these were delicious!

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heidij on 6.23.2010

I’m usually not a fan of ground turkey but these were wonderful! The sauce was especially good. Thanks for a yummy recipe!

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