Saturday, January 2, 2010

Mini BBQ Meatballs

I was in charge of appetizers for both New Years Eve and New Years Day. I made a double batch of Pioneer Woman's BBQ meatballs, inspired by Lauren's Kitchen Blog Entry.

They came out great, but I have to admit they were time consuming and a little bit of a pain. It was hard to make them small and even because I didn't have a small ice cream scoop, which I would definitely have to get if I was making these guys again.


•1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
•3/4 cup oats
•1 cup milk
•3 tablespoons very finely minced onion
•1 1/2 teaspoon salt
•plenty of ground black pepper

•1 cup ketchup
•2 tablespoons sugar
•2.5 tablespoons vinegar
•2 tablespoons Worcestershire
•4 to 6 tablespoons onion
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all meatball ingredients. Roll into medium-small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Place sheet in freezer for five minutes.

Remove from freezer and immediately dredge in unseasoned flour.

Brown meatballs in canola oil until just brown. Place into a baking dish.

Combine all sauce ingredients. Pour over meatballs and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve with egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or crusty french bread.

I reheated a small batch for a friend's dinner party on New Year's Eve in my little crockpot and the rest on New Years Day in my large crockpot.


Maria said...

I love these but agree that they can be a pain to make. For Christmas appetizers, I used premade, frozen mini meatballs and just made the sauce. They were great and I saved a bunch of time.

Kelly said...

Good idea Maria! I'll definitely be doing that next time!

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