Slow Cooker BBQ Turkey Meatballs

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This Slow Cooker BBQ Turkey Meatballs recipe is cooked to perfection until the meat is tender and doused in a zesty BBQ sauce. When you slow, cook this recipe the result is a thick and finger licking good sauce you’ll never be able to resist second or even third helping. With all the delicious Italian seasoning, the flavors come together really well. Plus, the lean Turkey meat makes it super healthy and protein rich. Easy dinner ideas are always convenient despite the busy weeknights especially when you want to give your family only the best meals. Nobody likes to eat takeout meals on a regular basis. Not only is it unhealthy but also gets boring after a while. That’s why this recipe is so special because it has all the home flavors and tastes better than the takeout food. You can eat these yummy meatballs with noodles, rice, couscous or even quinoa. You can also serve this recipe as an appetizer at parties, and your crowd will be raving about it. This recipe is great for freezing as well just in case you don’t want to spend time cooking in the kitchen, and you know you have healthy food reserved for you in the freezer. Just remember one thing though when you freeze these meatballs, make the sauce on the day you are serving so that they taste fresh. If you are pressed for time, you can buy Trader Joe’s frozen meatballs and use this recipe to make the sauce.

Since this recipe is pretty versatile, you can choose any BBQ sauce based on your preference whether you like it hot or sweet. There are a lot of BBQ sauce options available in the market today. If you are looking for healthier options of barbecue sauce then definitely check the ingredients list and go for the one that is low in sugar and sodium and less processed with minimal preservatives. Don’t be shy to read and compare the different labels. One of the popular brands of BBQ sauces is Dinosaur BBQ Sensuous Slathering Sauce. It has only 25 calories, no fat, 5 grams of sugar and 240 milligrams of sodium per serving. If you have any leftover sauce that is sticking at the bottom of your cooker, you can use it as a dressing for salads. This is a great tip to use up the cooked sauce instead of dumping it. For additional nutrition, you may add veggies like mushrooms, diced bell peppers or broccoli if you wish. Dinner ideas with meat and vegetables make your mealtime wholesome and unique too. If you can handle more spice, you can also add chilli flakes or combine it with some sriracha sauce if you wish.

When working with any meat, it's essential to practice safe methods of handling it to prevent food poisoning. By learning to handle meat the safe way you can prevent 80 percent of food-borne diseases. Proper means of sanitizing your hands before and after handling food, especially meat is important, and the only way to keep the bacteria out of your kitchen surroundings. Always ensure to refrigerate or freeze meat for later use under all circumstances to prevent salmonella.

This easy meatball recipe makes a fantastic meal when you’re craving takeout food. Thank you to Sally at Sally's Baking Addiction recipe blog for sharing this fantastic Slow Cooker BBQ Turkey Meatballs recipe with us. For more healthy and easy dinner ideas, do check out Jen’s blog. This easy meatball recipe is a great meal option when it comes to family dinners. Make this wonderful Korean meatball recipe today!

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