HOW TO MAKE IT
INGREDIENTS: 1 lb ground turkey 1/4 cup bread crumbs, cornmeal, ground oats, or almond meal 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika (regular or smoked) 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 cup barbecue sauce 1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice (or apple cider vinegar for a less sweet and more tangy option)
Preheat your oven to 400°F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil or nonstick cooking spray. You can also use parchment paper if you prefer.
In a bowl, use your hands to gently combine the ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs or cornmeal, and seasonings in a bowl, and gently work them together. You don’t want to work the mixture too much or the meatballs will be tough.
Using about a tablespoon of the mixture, form it into balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until they are no longer pink.
While the meatballs are baking, stir together and heat a mixture of your favorite barbecue sauce and apple cider (or juice or cider vinegar).
Add the meatballs and stir to coat. Heat until everything is warmed through. Enjoy right away!