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Saucy Barbecue Meaballs Recipe

These saucy meatballs take just 30 minutes to cook, and are great served with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Barbecue Sauce

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoons Spanish smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup water

Chicken Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions

Barbecue Sauce

  1. Place barbecue sauce ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat; reduce heat to low and cook while you make the meatballs.

Chicken Meatballs

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix together ground chicken, breadcrumbs, water, oregano, basil, thyme, chili powder, salt and pepper. Form into ~ 16 meatballs. Place on baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes. Transfer meatballs to sauce and cook on low for 10 minutes. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Cooking Light