Monday, February 16, 2015

Tangy Concord Grape Barbecue Meatballs

Make the most of your meatballs by adding Welch’s 100% Grape Juice for an unbeatable tangy flavor as well as a boost in essential nutrients!  The concord grapes from the juice are power packed with polyphenols as well as a multitude of vitamins and minerals that are support your heart health in a delicious way!

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Tangy Concord Grape Barbecue Meatballs

For the Meatballs:
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • ½ cup very finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup Welch’s 100% Grape Juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
For the Sauce:
  • ¾ cup Welch’s 100% Grape Juice
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp minced onion
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Spray a 10- x 17- x 1-inch baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the turkey, egg, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, grape juice and mustard until blended.
  3. Moisten your hands and shape the turkey mixture into 1-inch balls. (It is important to make them all the same size so that they cook evenly.) 
  4. Place the meatballs on the prepared pan so that they do not touch.Bake the meatballs 15-18 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. In a large skillet, combine the grape juice, ketchup, mustard and onion. Bring to a simmer. Add the cooked meatballs and stir gently until the meatballs are coated with the sauce. Simmer 5 minutes. Serve warm.
Adapted From Welch's.

Guest Post by Madison!
"Nutrition and health have always been a passion of mine and I am lucky enough to apply this interest by majoring in Nutrition with a focus in Dietetics and minoring in General Business at Miami University." - Madison, Grass Roots Nutrition Intern

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