Sunday, November 3, 2013

Baked BBQ Honey Turkey Meatballs.

Yesterday morning I picked up my first 'red cup' of the season from Starbucks after a coffee fail at home. I love when the red cup comes back every year! It makes me think of holiday activities, cozy winter days, Christmas... 

I know, it's too early. I promise I'm not a person who starts listening to holiday music on November 3rd.

Anyways. Last week I made a healthy version of baked meatballs, something I had never done before. I did not like meat of any kind when I was a child, especially meatloaf. I still don't care for beef or pork and don't eat either very often. However, my husband and I do cook a lot with lean ground turkey and chicken. We have a favorite recipe for bbq meatloaf that I sub with ground turkey {link below} and I thought it would be fun to try meatballs instead. It worked!

Baked BBQ Honey Turkey Meatballs
1 pound 99% lean ground turkey
1/2 cup barbeque sauce
1/2 cup bread crumbs {I used garlic & herb flavored}
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1 Tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Pinch of red pepper flakes

How to:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, use your hands to mix all of the ingredients together, just until evenly distributed. 
  2. Shape the mixture into balls and place on a baking sheet. I formed 22 meatballs about 1-inch in diameter.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes. If you want a nice 'crust' on both sides of the meatball, use a spatula to flip them over halfway through baking. 
  4.  Serve with more BBQ sauce for dipping!
For the barbeque sauce, I used a mix of my favorite Sweet Baby Ray's original as well as their sweet and spicy sauce.

{Adapted from a favorite recipe for Honey Barbecue Meatloaf from Can You Stay for Dinner?}

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