So you know how I keep telling you guys that I suck at cooking dinner these days? Well I’m trying something new. I’m letting the boys each pick out a recipe every week so that they harass me until I eventually cook. I know, novel idea, cooking what my family wants and all. Anyway.

I sat both kids down in front of my Pinterest boards over the weekend and my 2 year old picked out these meatballs. (He also picked out the crinkle fries and corn on the cob. Smart kid.) Honey and chipotle is one of my favorite combinations and I knew it would be a hit with the boys as well. I did worry a little about the heat but I ended up using only 1 1/2 chipotle peppers just to be safe.

They loved the meatballs, of course. Even the baby dug them! This was a quick and easy and definitely something I’ll be making again. My husband is going to love them because they’re pretty similar to his beloved Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers.

One year ago: S’mores Treat
Two years ago:  Bruschetta

Honey Chipotle Turkey Meatballs
  • 1 ½ pound ground turkey
  • ½ yellow onion diced small
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2-4 tablespoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 4 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the turkey, onion, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Use your hands to make sure it’s uniformly mixed but be careful not to overmix. Form into 16 golf ball-sized meatballs.
  3. Put a large ovenproof skillet over medium to medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Once it is shimmering, add the meatballs. Cook until they are browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Move the skillet to the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and pour the sauce over the meatballs. Bake for another 5 minutes (swirling the pan at the halfway point), or until the sauce has reduced to glaze the meatballs and the meatballs are cooked through. Make sure not to overcook!



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