Barbecue Turkey Meatballs

I’ve never made Big Guy meatballs (that I can recall).  But don’t think I made the traditional Italian meatballs.  That would be too predictable.  This dinner got chosen in the truck on the way back from a Easter weekend at the beach.  It’s a 20-minute recipe and you probably have most of the ingredients on hand.  A short grocery list was the goal on Sunday.

The barbecue turkey meatballs made the house smell like I’d been slaving in the kitchen all day long.  Such a comforting smell!  Instead of blending up the sauce in a blender, I used my food processor which worked like a charm.  I also used cinnamon instead of cloves.  I used the leanest turkey I could find which is why the meatballs were drier than I would have liked.  But I’m trying to watch our figures a little more carefully now that the wedding is months weeks away.  I also left out the breadcrumbs.

barbecue meatballs

barbecue meatballs

Big Guy was struck with an okra craving while walking around the grocery store so that’s what went on the side.  Simply roasted with a drizzle of EVOO, salt and pepper.

Delicious Sunday dinner.  (We had our Easter ham, potato salad, asparagus and peas on Saturday with all of my family – so don’t think we’re not into the traditional Easter dinner.)

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