Friday, September 25, 2015

Chicken/Turkey Meatball Bar with Honey Chipotle Sauce

I made chicken/turkey meatballs the other day and the kids loved them! It was such a big hit we decided to put together a meatball bar for the football games. (I made a brown gravy sauce, a honey chipotle sauce, and marinara sauce.) We added mashed potatoes and spaghetti noodles to go with it as well. We will definitely do this again. 

Meatball Ingredients: 
3 lbs any combination of ground chicken and/or turkey. (I had a 1 1/2 of each) 
**This recipe works with ground beef as well. 
1 cup bread crumbs
2 eggs
1 small onion chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
1/2 cup chopped bacon (optional)

Mix all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. 


Scoop the mixture into balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. 


I made brown gravy for one sauce. We sometimes add cream of mushroom soup to brown gravy for a sauce, but the plain gravy tasted just as good. 

For the honey chipotle sauce: Mix 1 cup light corn syrup, 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, 3 Tbsp orange juice, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 cup honey, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp chopped chipotle pepper, 2 drops lemon juice. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes on high. (This recipe came from: http://www.food.com/recipe/chilis-honey-chipotle-sauce-449558) It is delicious! If you want it thicker, you could make this on the stovetop and use cornstarch to thicken.

The final sauce was just a simple marinara sauce.