Meatballs with Peach-Barbecue Sauce
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"30 minute skillet meatballs with barbecue-peach sauce. It’s slightly sweet, savory and packed with flavor. Tender meatballs tossed in a smoky bbq-sauce jazzed up with peaches, honey and garlic. Chili flakes and sriracha are added for a spicy punch, but you can add as much heat as you like. Serve over white rice and crisp lettuce for a light, summery dinner. It’s delicious and so darn easy. Perfect for any busy weeknights."
-- @anna_s_table
A Note from Feedfeed

You can make these meatballs with any kind of ground meat, like chicken, turkey, or beef, but rich pork goes especially well with juicy peaches and a hearty barbecue sauce. In the fall swap out the peaches for apples. Served with a side of rice, you'll have new go-to comfort food.

Recipe

Details

Prep time 10mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 4

Recipe

  • 3 ripe peaches, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 3 tablepoons olive oil
  • 1 tabelspoons butter

meatballs

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teasopon each: dried ginger, dried garlic, dried onion, cumin powder, salt, black pepper
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tabelspoons breadcrumbs

BBQ sauce

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tabelspoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablepoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablepoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha, optional
  • 3 tabelspoons ketchup
  • 1 teasopon cornstarch
  • 1 teasopon each: red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, black pepper

Method

  • Step 1

    Combine the ingredients for the bbq sauce in a small bowl. Cook rice according to package directions. Combine all the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl. Mix until just combined, using your hands. Coat your hands with water and roll the meat into 2 tablespoon-size balls. Will make about 20 meatballs.

  • Step 2

    In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Add meatballs and brown on all sides, about 10 minutes, turning them 2-3 times. Remove from skillet, leaving as much grease in the skillet as possible.

  • Step 3

    Lower the heat, add garlic and cook until soft and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Deglaze the skillet with a splash of the bbq sauce. Stir with a wooden spoon to dissolve the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Add peaches, cook until they start to brown, about 3 minutes. Pour in bbq-sauce and add scallions, bring to a boil. Slide meatballs back to the skillet and simmer for 5 minutes or until the meatballs are heated through. Adjust salt, if needed.