Turkey Meatballs with Peach Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Turkey Meatballs with Peach Chipotle BBQ Sauce


Evelyn Paul, Turley Meatballs, Photo by Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of LoveYield: 12 servings

Turkey Meatballs

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped 
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper 
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano 
  • 1 egg, beaten 
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs


  1. Combine turkey, garlic, onion, parsley, salt, pepper, oregano, egg and breadcrumbs
  2. Shape into 30 meatballs approximately 1″ across
  3. Spray a nonstick pan lightly with veggie oil spray
  4. Cook the meatballs in the pan 15 at a time for five to six minutes or until cooked through and nicely browned on the outside.
  5. Repeat process for second batch

Peach Chipotle BBQ Sauce

  • 2 (24 ounce) jars peaches, un-drained
  • ½ cup onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup molasses 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • 2 tablespoon chipotle chile in adobo 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Combine peaches, onion, molasses, brown sugar, tomato paste, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chili, garlic, salt and pepper in food processor.
  2. Puree mixture and then transfer mixture to a medium sized non-reactive sauce pan to simmer on medium low heat until reduced by a third.
  3. Place the meatballs in the sauce and serve hot or serve as a dip for the meatballs

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