The Trend is to Blend: BBQ Teriyaki Meatballs

BBQ Teriyaki Meatballs

BBQ Teriyaki meatballs are a delicious appetizer that incorporates mushrooms for a portion of a higher calorie meat.


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons green onions
  • 2 cups chopped cremini mushrooms (baby portabella)
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • cooking spray

for the Teriyaki BBQ sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons dry mustard
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce


for the bbq teriyaki sauce

Place all ingredients in bowl  and stir to combine. Set aside.

for the meatballs

1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium skillet. Add green onions and cremini mushrooms. Sautee 3 to 5 minutes until tender.

2. In a large bowl combine ground turkey, sauteed mushroom and onion mixture, and egg.

3. Roll turkey/mushroom mixture into one inch meatballs.

4. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and cook meatballs over medium high heat until brown.  Drain on plate covered with a paper towel.

5.Place meatballs in the bottom of a slow cooker and pour teriyaki bbq sauce over the top.

6. Cook on high for 2 hours, stirring once after one hour.

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