Blueberry Meatballs with Spicy Blueberry BBQ Sauce

If you have tried this recipe, you know you won’t go back to the traditionally smoked meatball. It is that good!
The Spicy Blueberry BBQ sauce will go great with any smoked dish!

Enjoy!

by Lena Clayton

Ingredients

Blueberry Meatballs

¾ lb high grade ground beef
¼ lb ground pork (look for high fat content, ideally ground pork butt)
1 egg
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp chopped basil
¼ cup blueberries (frozen or fresh, but must be thawed)
2 tsp garlic powder
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper

 

Spicy Blueberry BBQ Sauce

2 cups blueberries
¾ cup ketchup
½ cup red wine vinegar
½ cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp molasses
½ cup water
2 Tbsp hot sauce (I use Marie Sharp’s)
3 tsp cayenne
1 tsp black pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed

Directions

Smoked Blueberry Meatballs
1. Mix together beef and pork
2. Add egg and remaining ingredients blend with hands (it’s the best way to do it!) until well combined
3. Roll out meatballs 2” across, press together well (bread crumbs have been omitted in this recipes to keep the meatballs juicy and free from filler, but this means you have to press your meatballs tightly in order to maintain their shape)
4. Place meatballs on a Frogmat or in an aluminum tray inside preheated smoker
5. Smoke at 225°F for 2.5 hours with oak bisquettes
6. While meatballs are smoking prepare BBQ Sauce

Spicy Blueberry BBQ Sauce
7. Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil
8. Simmer for 5-7 minutes
9. Remove from heat and let cool
10. Remove garlic cloves
11. Blend sauce with a hand blender or in a regular blender until smooth
12. Serve smoked meatballs with BBQ sauce as an appetizer or in a tasty sandwich!

 

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