Maple-Glazed BBQ Meatballs

These meatballs were found in an recipe book I recently got filled with fast and healthy recipes. The ingredients looked like they go well together so I decided to add it to the blog so I could get to it more easily later on to try with my GF. Hope you and your family and friends enjoy them as well, they seem like they’d be great as an appetizer for a holiday or game party. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 C BBQ sauce (Any flavor, whatever you want the meatballs to taste like)
  • 1/3 C real maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
  • 1/2 C finely copped unpeeled apple
  • 1/4 C corn flake cereal crumbs (Any variant of cereal should work for this)
  • 1 tbsp real maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1 egg

 

 

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400° F (roughly 200° C) Line 15x10x1 in baking pan with foil, and then spray the foil with with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the ground meat, apple, corn flake crumbs, onion powder, thyme, egg and 1 tbsp of syrup and mix well.
  3. To quickly form the mixture into meatballs, firmly press the mix into an 8×4 in rectangle. Cut into 32 (1 in) squares and roll each into a ball. Place on foil-lined pan
  4. Bake at 400° for 15 to 20 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.
  5. In medium saucepan, mix what’s left of the syrup with the barbecue sauce. Bring to a boil.
  6. Add baked meatballs and stir until coated. Serve hot.

This recipe can also likely replace any ingredients for a slow cooker version, this was just a quicker way of making it, taking about an hour instead of several. I’ve had similar meatballs myself, so I can’t wait to try out this version as well. As usual, there are likely many differences you can try, being ground beef, chicken, pork, or even adding in more spices if you’d like.

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