Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone. And our team sadly didn't win. Jason and I stayed at home to watch the Super Bowl since we have Anna Reese and it was raining here :( I did a Super Bowl themed supper for the game. We had bbq turkey meatballs, spinach, artichoke and sundried tomato pinwheels, and spinach artichoke dip. It was all so good. The pinwheels were a test recipe for a baby shower I am helping with this coming weekend. And they turned out so good. Jason's favorite of course were the meatballs.
And I'm going to share with you the recipe for the BBQ meatballs. These are such an easy recipe as it is so versatile. And buy using ground turkey it cuts down on the fat especially since I add sausage. I have tried them with out sausage and they don't taste as good and end up dry. The key to a good meatball is the sausage!
Here is what you need:
1lb of ground turkey (you can use ground beef or ground chicken)
1lb of sausage. (you can cut this in half if you want).
1/2 cup or so of Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup of oats ( I use quick oats)
seasoning of choice
I used salt, pepper, dried parsley, onion and garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.
1/2 cup to a cup of Ketchup
Worcestershire sauce ( I eyeball and taste)
brown sugar ( I eyeball and taste)
soy sauce or vinegar ( I eyeball and taste but I use very little)
Salt and Pepper
Heat oven to 350. While the oven is heating mix all ingredients together and roll them into balls. I am OCD and I weigh each meatball out. I weigh mine to 1.3 oz. They look huge but after they cook fat from the sausage comes out so the end up smaller. And they end up being the perfect size. Or you can use a melon baller to get them all to the same size. I cook mine on a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper. They don't stick to the parchment paper. While they are cooking mix bbq sauce or you can use your favorite brand of bbq sauce. I let them cook about 20 mins then pull them out of the oven. Next I transfer them to a glass casserole dish and add bbq sauce (most of the time I just mix the BBQ sauce in the dish). Put them back in the oven for about 10 mins or less (just want the bbq sauce to heat up and get all sticky on the meatballs). Then serve! Yummy!
I use to sear the meatballs in a skillet then put them in a casserole dish and finish cooking in the oven. But I found it to be too much trouble. I like baking them in the oven better.
These make more than enough for two people. So when I pull them out of the oven I only use half to put in bbq sauce. If you want to use all of them in the sauce you might need to add more of each ingredient so they all can get covered. I use the other half the next night. You could easily freeze them too.
The way I used them leftover last night was for mini meatball subs. I used artisan rolls. Split them in half and butter the rolls a little bit then stick them in the oven to melt butter. I heat the meatballs in the mircowave for a minute. I like mayo so I added a little mayo on the rolls then put the meatballs on one side (bottom) spoon some tomato sauce on top of them. Then on the other half I put slices of cheese. Put in oven so the sauce and cheese can heat. Pull them out and put the sides together. So yummy!
You can use these meatballs for so many dishes!
My plate of food from our Super Bowl Supper!