What's For Dinner? Bar-B-Qued Turkey Meatballs with Pumpkin Sauce
Posted Aug 13 2009 7:52pm
My mother is a great cook and I strive to be just like her. Recently she shared a recipe with me that she and my daddy had really enjoyed eating gluten-free. Since I don't eat tomatoes, dairy or gluten, and red meat hardly ever, we talked about how I could adapt the recipe to fit all my dietary needs. I decided to make a pumpkin sauce, but if you eat tomatoes I have included that option for the lucky you.
I must confess that I usually shy away from recipes like this one, just because I'm kind of funny that I don't like the feel of raw meat all over my hands. Well, I must be growing out of this fetish, because I really like this recipe in spite of the handling of the raw meat. It really tastes delicious to me and I even find them good cold. Well, you might be thinking, how gross to eat these cold, but when I'm hungry and I need quick protein, these work for me. We like how the meatballs are very soft and tender with a bit of tangy flavor with the mild taste of the pumpkin. My boys like them and that makes a dinner that everyone can eat. Hurray!
Bar-B-Qued Turkey Meatballs with Pumpkin Sauce
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey thighs or ground meat of your choice 1/2 cup crushed gluten-free cornflakes 2 eggs, optional 1/2 cup coconut milk, light 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 7 drops stevia 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
Mix together and shape into balls. Place in a 9x15-inch baking dish.
Make pumpkin sauce with 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/3 cup organic raw apple cider vinegar 7 drops stevia 2 teaspoons agave nectar water if needed to thin sauce
Or: make tomato sauce with 1/2 cup ketchup 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons brown sugar or agave nectar 2 tablespoons onions, chopped
Mix together in a bowl and spoon sauce over meatballs. Bake about 30-35 minutes or until done at 350 degrees.
For more gluten-free dinner recipes check out the "What's For Dinner? Gluten-free Style" Blog Carnival hosted by The Gluten-Free Homemaker . You will find some great gluten-free cooks sharing their great recipes.