Real Meatballs with Spicy Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Posted on: November 15th, 2011 by Jenn Moretz | No Comments

Have you fallen in love with these fabulous meatballs during Salem’s best happy hour in town? Here is your chance to make them at home!

Real Meatballs

  • ½ pound of lean ground beef
  • ½ pound of lean ground pork
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. of fresh flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • ½ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 400 degrees

Mix the ground beef and pork with the bread crumbs, and all seasonings until evenly blended. Add
Parmesan cheese and egg and mix until blended.

Form meat mixture into 1 ½ inch meatballs. If mixture is not wet enough add up to ¾ cup of warm water.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until there is no pink.

Blueberry BBQ Sauce

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ cup blueberry preserves
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 1-2 jalapenos seeded and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup light beer
  • 1 tbsp. steak sauce
  • 1 tsp. chili powder

Heat oil in a medium sauce pan. Add onion and garlic, sauté until tender. Add blueberry preserves, blueberries, jalapeno, ketchup, beer, steak sauce, and chili powder. Bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes.

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