Friday, September 6, 2013

Food Friday: Amazing meat balls

Last day to enter my giveaway here!

An great thing happened at the dentist on Tuesday.  I was pondering what to make for dinner.  I had stuff to make turkey and quinoa meatballs and pasta.  But Adam doesn't like pasta.  I also wanted to try my friend Tiffanie's  grilled chicken.  But was there time to heat the grill when I got back?  What if. . . what if I made the meatballs with rice and cooked them in Tiffanie's husband's special grilling sauceWhat if


They were soooooo good.  I asked Adam if he liked dinner (as I often do because he usually wont say one way or another) and he said "Yeah.  The sauce is good."  When I told him what it was, he was surprised.  In any case, this is a great way to enjoy this grilling recipe when it isn't grilling season!

Plates of meatballs do not photograph well.  I was going to leave a picture off all together, but then, what will you pin???  :)
Meat balls:
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp dried onion
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
1 egg
1 Tbsp BBQ sauce

1 c BBQ sauce
1 c fat free Italian dressing

1. Mix all meat ball ingredients together with your hands and form into balls about the size of a golf ball.
2. Brown them in a frying pan on medium high heat, turning them carefully so they don't fall apart before they firm up. 
3. When they are browned on three or four sides, lower the heat to medium low or just low (know your stove!) and pour the sauce over the meat balls and cover.  Cook for 20 minutes while you cook your rice.  They will both be done at the same time and dinner is served!


  1. these sound so good. come make dinner for me please!

    1. Any time! But seriously, when we get a house I'll have to have a blogger party or something :)


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