Barbecue Turkey Meatballs

  • daneanp Posted: 05/07/13
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    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.

  • linzh4683 Posted: 04/02/13
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    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
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    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
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    Easy to prepare and tasty. Great with mashed potatoes.

  • KarLeeLev Posted: 04/03/13
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    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
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    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.

  • LDombeck Posted: 06/11/13
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    This was a good recipe. I only found a 10.5 oz can of tomatoes with green chiles. and my breadcrumbs weren't seasoned. I served it with rice. It was a good recipe, but I probably won't make again. I have a lot of other better things to use my ground turkey with. Good to make once.

  • Leslina Posted: 03/17/13
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    I made this for dinner. Husband enjoyed it.

  • promogal Posted: 04/06/13
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    Great recipe and nice alternative to turkey meatloaf. Had 1/4 cup of rice on the side.

  • JennyBCook Posted: 03/20/13
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • 3littlebirds Posted: 06/25/13
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    I followed the recipe exactly & my boyfriend & I loved it! It was def too spicy for the kids though. I used the leftover sauce & meatballs the next day on a pizza with some smoked gouda, it was amazing!!!

  • jackiedeeh Posted: 06/28/13
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    I agree with previous comments, it was more of a salsa/southwest spicy flavor versus a barbeque. I also wish the sauce thickened up more as it was kind of runny. I added one egg to the meat mixture because I was afraid of the meatballs not sticking together as I haven't ever made meatballs without either 1 egg or 2 egg whites.

  • bellymama Posted: 07/15/13
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    This rates as one of the worst Cooking Light recipes we've made. The sauce was vinegary and just not good. The meatballs were bland without the sauce, but nobody liked the sauce. This is not a keeper.

  • Kalifish Posted: 10/12/13
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    Charlottesville, VA

    Easy recipe, very good with mashed potatoes. I added a pinch of salt to the sauce. Obviously the ingredients do not lend a typical bbq flavor.

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