We liked it. The sauce is spicy but we didn't serve it over the mashed potatoes, just with the meatballs and it was fine. I just used my food processor instead of a blender. I also added some garlic salt to the raw turkey mixture before forming the meatballs.
Barbecue Turkey Meatballs
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daneanp Posted: 05/07/13
linzh4683 Posted: 04/02/13
The title of this recipe is a little misleading, as the sauce tastes a lot more southwestern than BBQ. However, the sauce did taste great and was delicious with a hint of chilies and cumin. This was a hit in my house, and my husband loved it! I would definitely make again. The mashed potatoes were perfect with the sauce as well.
Sekishi Posted: 03/27/13
I agree that the sauce ends up being a little more like salsa than real barbecue but it was certainly tasty. For me, though, I wish the sauce would have been thicker and a little more flavor. Overall, easy enough for a weekday dinner and we will definitely be making it again.
valthepal6 Posted: 03/22/13
Easy to prepare and tasty. Great with mashed potatoes.
KarLeeLev Posted: 04/03/13
My star rating is guided by the descriptive words "has potential" but we probably won't make it again. My husband and I didn't really like the flavor of the sauce; we thought it was too thin and vinegary and not enough BBQ-y. If I were to make again, I'd reduce the cumin and reduce the vinegar. I would also either add more smoked paprika or chili powder to either the sauce or the turkey. I panicked that the meat wouldn't hold its shape so I added a beaten egg. That made it too runny so then I added more breadcrumbs. Based on other reviews, I probably didn't need to do this. Served with a mashed potato and corn.
arcticempress Posted: 04/09/13
meh. tasted less like barbeque and more like spicy vinegar. the meatballs themselves seemed spongy. served it with mashed potatoes and a salad. My 5 year old outright disliked it and we parents were pretty indifferent/unimpressed with it.
Leslina Posted: 03/17/13
I made this for dinner. Husband enjoyed it.
promogal Posted: 04/06/13
Great recipe and nice alternative to turkey meatloaf. Had 1/4 cup of rice on the side.
JennyBCook Posted: 03/20/13
These came together quickly and easily. The meatballs were flavorful and held together well. I wasn't a huge fan of the flavor of the sauce (too taco-y for me), but that's just a personal taste issue. I omitted the chili powder to make it more kid-friendly, and I'm glad I did. After I rinsed the sauce off, all three kids (ages 6, 4 and 2) ate the meatballs, which is a miracle! Next time I will simply make the sauce less like salsa and more like barbecue sauce. Overall, worth making.
JasonRosas Posted: 05/03/13
I think it has great taste but it is a bit too spicy. I would take out a little bit of the chili powder and paprika, but its great for a meal. Served with rice and corn and French fries.
spinderella Posted: 03/19/13
This sauce has kick, loved the spices. Easy to make the sauce and meatballs ahead. I does go well with mashed potatoes!
luvlax Posted: 03/18/13
It was a bit too spicy for my tastes. But I like the idea. Next time I will use regular tomato sauce and cut back on the cumin and chili. Tasted like tacos. But easy and quick. Will try again with changes.