Freezer-Friendly Spicy Honey BBQ Quinoa Meatballs
These sweet and spicy little meatballs are a perfect weeknight meal. They freeze beautifully. So you can have homemade meatballs anytime!
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 2½ cups quinoa, cooked
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced carrot
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce (your favorite!)
  • ¼ cup mayo (we used Vegenaise)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon jerk seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Sauce:
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup honey
  1. Whisk together barbecue sauce and honey to make the sauce. Set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well, I find with meat mixtures that clean hands work the best.
  3. Form into meatballs.
  4. Bake @ 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until cooked through (I like to broil mine the last couple of minutes to develop a little crispness.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and pour sauce over meatballs. You could also serve the sauce on the side - but I like my meatballs doused.
TO FREEZE: Place meatballs (I divide into two batches) into freezer bags. Pour in sauce. Freeze. When ready to serve: Thaw and bake as directed above.
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