Last night I went to bed craving BBQ chicken pizza. As I slept I dreamt of making these meatballs. No this is not a joke. This is actually what I dream about people!! So tonight I went to the store grabbing what I thought I might need. Totally improvised and voila! Dinner was served. Glad my family loved it because I definitely didn’t have a back up plan. Here is how I made them
Meatball Ingredients :
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tbsp cumin
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
- a splash of liquid smoke
- 1/2 tbsp cumin
Pre Heat your oven to 400
Add all BBQ sauce ingredients to a small pot. Bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer while you prepare and cook the meat balls.
Mix all meatball ingredients in a bowl. Form into balls and place to the side. Heat some butter and olive oil in a skillet. Once thats hot, add meatballs and brown evenly all around. Remove them from the skillet and place on a baking sheet. Place in the oven and cook for 15-20 min until cooked through.
Once they were done I just spooned some of the bbq sauce over the top and served them with a side of corn and arugula with a mustard vinaigrette (Appel vinegar, honey, mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper).
These were really easy to make and everyone loved them. Hope you guys do too!