Hey y’all! Welcome back to another episode of Reatta doesn’t give me measurements but expects me to do this right 🙂 On today’s episode, we will be cooking my “around the way famous” homemade turkey meatballs! I’m scared to even read the ingredients list for store bought, frozen meat balls so I make my own. This post will give you a roundabout idea of how I make my meatballs; feel free to tweak it to your liking.
Homemade Turkey Meatballs
- Ground Turkey (guesstimate how much meat you’ll need to prepare the number of meatballs needed)
- BBQ Sauce (I used Woodstock Organic Hickory Bar-B-Q Sauce)
- Grape Jelly
- Olive Oil
- Herbs & Spices (Italian seasoning [Herbs of Italy – Frontier Co-op], Onion Powder, Black Pepper [Exotic Peppercorn Blend – Frontier Co-op], Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika, Rosemary, Sea salt, and Cayenne Pepper
- **OPTIONAL – bread crumbs for firmness, I don’t use them but some people do.
There’s a couple ways this can be done but I will explain the quickest way to do it below.
- Season the meat generously with all the herbs and spices listed above except the sea salt and mix with your hand (use one hand to mix and one hand to season with so you don’t get that raw meat all over your seasoning bottles).
- Grease a cookie sheet or mini muffin tin like I have with butter or olive oil ( I used olive oil).
- Use a spoon or ice-cream scoop to scoop out your meat to form the meatballs. I feel like an ice-cream scoop would give you the most consistent results, but it depend on your scoop size and the size you want your meatballs.
- Once you roll a meat ball place it in/on whatever you’re going to bake them in the oven on.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- After your oven is warm place the meatballs in there and leave them until they’re brown all the way around and cooked most of the way through.
- While your meat balls are cooking in the oven empty your bbq sauce and grape jelly in to the pot that you’re going to finish the meat balls in. Bring the pot to a boil while whisking the jelly and bbq sauce until they’re completely mixed.
- Whisk in a few heaps of salt. When I say that open the salt box and sling a few heaps in there, but not too too much.
- Bring pot down to a simmer
- After the meatballs are ready to come out of the oven, remove them, and add them to the bbq sauce and grape jelly mixture.
- Bring pot back to a boil mixing the meat balls repeatedly.
- Bring pot back down to a simmer while you fix your side dishes.
BAM! You’re done!
I would like to throw out there that I try really hard to cook with organic ingredients and yes it gets EXPENSIVE but something I’ve learned in to shop the sales, get the best or next best thing when you can, and PLAN PLAN PLAN. I strongly believe that we have so many issues now because of the additives in food and I want to keep those as far away from Chloe as possible and am working just as hard to cleanse Josh and I of the nasties that we’ve already ingested. If you all would be interested in me sharing what a trip to the grocery store looks like for us, how to get your groceries really cheap, and how to meal plan for a week or month, let me know!