Honey Jerk Turkey Meatballs!

I must admit. Meatballs aren’t usually a part of my meal rotation. I have only eaten meatballs in marinara sauce, and I didn’t grow up eating meatballs at all. Recently, one of my followers on Instagram left a comment about having jerk turkey meatballs and I could not get it out of my mind! I just had to try it! So I went to the supermarket and picked up two packs of ground turkey (1 lb each). I totally freestyled this meatball recipe to see what I could come up. I knew I wanted jerk turkey meatballs but I also wanted to put a spin on it so I incorporated some elements from my honey jerk salmon recipe into this recipe and I kid you not. These meatballs were amazing. I chopped up some scallion, onions, and peppers, because I really wanted a flavorful punch with each bite, and I decided to make a honey jerk sauce because I wanted a sweet and savory flavored meatball. I used spicy jerk seasoning for this meatball recipe but in hindsight I think I’d be better off using mild. The spice, for me, altered the flavor profile a bit because I wanted more focus on the sweet and savory, and less on the spice. If you decide to make these meatballs, I’d recommend using a mild jerk seasoning unless you like spicy food. If spicy food is your jam, then go ahead and spice these meatballs up. I wanted noodles to go with these meatballs so I made some savory roasted garlic noodles. I took two packs of noodles, cooked and strained it, and in a frying pan melted 3 tbsp of butter and tossed in 5 roasted garlic cloves. After sauteéing it for 2 minutes, I added the noodles and stirred it in. The combination was heavenly. You are going to love this meatball recipe! I even included a video to help guide you along!
You will need:

You’ll need:
2 lbs ground turkey
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
2 tsp all purpose seasoning
1 tsp dry jerk seasoning
1 tsp meat seasoning
1 tsp wet jerk seasoning
1 egg
For the Honey Jerk Sauce:
3 tbsp corn or vegetable oil
3 tbsp chopped red onion
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp wet jerk seasoning
2 tbsp bbq sauce
5 tsp water
Optional: 1 tsp soy sauce

For the noodles:

2 packs of noodles

3 tbsp butter

5 roasted garlic cloves

Enjoy!

Published by thatnursecooks

Hello, welcome to my blog! I’m a nurse from NYC and I love to cook and share my love for cooking with others!

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