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The season for parties is in full swing! There are all kinds of holiday parties and New Year’s quickly follows. Most people think of sweets when it comes to holiday parties but, what about appetizers? I enjoy a good cookie or rum cake but, what I love is a savory appetizer.
Without a doubt, you are I am more likely to be found hovering around trays full of savory bites then sweet treats. And I have a great one for you! Meatballs! I mean, who doesn’t love meatballs? They are little balls of seasoned meat covered in sauce. How can it get better?
Here is how! Make them delicious and healthy! These meatballs are made with seasoned lean ground turkey and tossed in a simple sauce made of blueberries and Pompeian Organic Balsamic Vinegar. The blueberries give the sauce a natural sweetness and the Pompeian Organic Balsamic Vinegar give it just the right amount of tang. Pompeian Organic Balsamic Vinegar works perfectly in this sauce because the grape juice is slowly cooked and then placed in barrels for refining and aging which adds a complex flavor. It is also made from organically grown grapes from Modena, Italy, and harvested at the ripest moment to ensure the highest level of flavor.
I promise you that you are going to love these meatballs and will probably find everyone at the party hovering around them. The great thing is that this sauce works well with all kinds of protein. Think of it as a bbq sauce. Wherever you would put a sweet and tangy bbq sauce you can use this blueberry balsamic sauce.
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Blueberry Balsamic Turkey Meatballs
These meatballs are made with seasoned lean ground turkey and tossed in a simple sauce made of blueberries and balsamic vinegar.
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3 Tbs sugar
- 3 Tbs ketchup
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 lbs of ground turkey meat
- 1/4 cup of minced parsley
- 2 small onion, minced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Place blueberries, vinegar, sugar, ketchup, garlic powder, and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 mins. Remove from heat and transfer to a blender, process until smooth.
- To prepare meatballs, combine all remaining ingredients into a large bowl, mix together working with hands. Shape meat into about 14 1-inch balls. Set aside.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Brown the meatballs on all sides. Pour sauce over the meatballs, cover and simmer for about 10 mins or until meatballs are cooked through.
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Serving Size:2 meatballs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 466mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 18g
Rose Martine says
This looks like the perfect dinner meal! It’ll be on the table tonight and I bet the kids will love it too. Thanks for the recipe!
This was really great! I’ve never been so afraid to stain my clothes while cooking, but the results were worth it. Thanks for the recipe!
Tell me about it! Did you read the part where I got blueberry puree everywhere.
BBGrill Covers says
wow…these look awesome! thanks for the recipe!
Kelly Mooney says
I tried this sauce on turkey meatballs last night and served them to my very picky children and their even pickier cousins. What a HUGE hit! I cannot thank you enough – you’ve added a new staple to their diets …
And by the way – I loved it as well. Delicious!
I am so happy to hear that. You should use the sauce on a chiken bbq pizza it is delicious!
recipe looks wonderful. i hope you don’t mind but i added this recipe to my site with working links to your page. can’t wait to try this one out!
Fearless Kitchen says
I’m really not much of a blueberry fan, but this is a really creative and exciting idea. My husband would really, really like this.
I am so intrigued by this sauce! I can’t even imagine what it would taste like. I don’t know that I’ve ever used blueberries in a savory dish. I should give it a try!
I know I thought the same thing, but trust me it was yummy. My hubby had seconds.
hmm, I think I will try this recipe this week. Sounds really yummy. I might use fresh garlic in the sauce. What do you think? My kids will really like that there are blueberries in the sauce!
I am sure you can use fresh garlic, just make sure it is really well minced. I used the powder because I didn’t want any garlic pieces. I know it’s a different sauce but trust me it was supper yummy, but be sure to cook it enought to cook out some of the vinegar. If it is too tangy you can always add a little more sugar.
I wouldn’t have thought of adding blueberries, but they look great!
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Wow, what an amazingly creative sauce! I love the combo of sweet with savory. And hilarious story about the blender, too!