Usually about once a month the girls all get together and one of us will host what we call GNO. Sometimes more than others we will have a theme of some sort. We’ve done Mexican, Italian, dip night etc. I hosted this past event and our theme was balls (not the dirty kind) but basically anything was game as long as it was in the shape of a ball. We had doughnut holes, cookie dough balls, goat cheese balls, cheese balls and macaroni
balls bites. I decided I would make meatballs, because everyone likes meatballs, right???? Well these were a big hit.
adapted via Martha Stewart
Honey Chipotle Turkey Meatballs
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1/2 yellow onion, diced small
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons honey
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
*sweetened lime juice
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix together turkey, onion, garlic, salt, and ground pepper until combined (do not overmix). Form into 16 meatballs.
In a small bowl, stir together honey, chiles, and vinegar.
**I added lime juice to mine because the chipotles were so hot and I’ve heard that sweetened lime juice will tone down the heat, and it worked.
In a large ovenproof skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high. Add meatballs and cook until browned on all sides, 10 to 12 minutes.
Transfer skillet to oven and bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven, pour honey mixture over meatballs, and swirl skillet to coat; bake until liquid is reduced and meatballs are glazed, 5 minutes, swirling halfway through.
My iPhone photos do not do this recipe justice, trust me.
Give it a try, it was a huge hit and made for some great left overs.