Although Thanksgiving is still a couple of days away, I’m already hungry for some Turkey. Luckily, Gayle’s BBQ sent me some of her BBQ sauces and a recipe for some turkey meatballs for free. Since I’m more of an eater than a cooker, I left my girlfriend to follow the recipe and make me some meatballs.
The result was turkey meatballs done three ways. The sauces used were Gayle’s Original Sweet ‘N’ Sassy BBQ sauce, Chipotle Sauce and Apple Cider Smoke
Sauce. I began eating and my mouth met with an angry meatball inhabitant known as onions. I’m not sure why Gayle thought it was necessary to put onions in meatballs, and I was even further disappointed that my own girlfriend would have followed the recipe so closely that she would ignore my unvegan needs.
With onions in my meatballs, it would be impossible to give Gayle’s a good review, but that is mostly her fault for deciding something so pure and wonderful like meatballs would need something as awful as a vegetable. Of the flavors, Chipotle was definitely my favorite. The Apple Cider Smoke tasted like Original, and neither were particularly great. Sure, they were fine sauces, but they didn’t blow me away. The Chipotle, on the other hand, had the perfect amount of spice for a BBQ sauce, ensuring the eater that they are consuming something spicy without sending them running for water. If I want to set my mouth on fire, I’ll buy Buffalo sauce, so Gayle did a good job of keeping within the right heat level.
Next time, though, I’m gonna need a recipe that doesn’t call for the needless destruction of vegetable life.