Friday, August 2, 2013

Meatballs with Peach Barbeque Sauce

My daughter LOVES meatballs...I mean really really LOVES meatballs.  I tried to keep up with that love by making homemade meatballs, but you know, sometimes I just can't.  I now buy frozen meatballs from Sam's club to supplement that LOVE of hers.  With that said, she, of course, asked for meatballs (for the second time this week).  I'm not a huge fan of meatballs, but I got a bright idea talking to her about them.  Just that morning, I had opened up a pinterest post on grape something or other meatballs...sounded pretty interesting, but something that I am just not interested in trying....and it popped into my head as we talked about what she wanted for dinner.  After deciding I didn't want to try the grape whatever, peach barbeque sauce popped in to my head.  I have been doing quite a bit of canning lately and had seen that recipe in the Ball canning book...which I was seriously considering.  Sooooo, I decided before I can this stuff we may not does sound a little more out there than my kids would care to even make it with meatballs and throw it over brown rice.  As I'm cooking this stuff and throwing in the ingredients it called for, I'm seriously thinking it was going to be a flop.  I wouldn't even tell anyone in my family what it was for fear they wouldn't even try it.  I never tell them what is in stuff because I tend to hide a lot of vegetables they would normally not eat in any sauce or casserole.  As this is cooking I put on fresh green beans and new potatoes (Paula Deen recipe) and cut up sweet potatoes for sweet potato home fries (another Paula Deen recipe..she really does know her stuff).  After I get all of this completed, I call everyone in to dinner.  Of course they are to tell them what the yellowish orange stuff is that the meatballs are swimming around in and, of course, I didn't tell them until they took at least one bite.  That one bite is all anyone was a HUGE hit.  Even my 18 year old that hates different stuff..she's worse than a 3 year old...came back for seconds...and I think she actually licked her plate.  My honey started putting the leftovers away and started eating  He is going to get me a box of peaches today to get this stuff canned to have all year...awesome.  I am going to try this in meatloaf, on chicken, in melted cheese for dip...the ideas are endless with this stuff.  So, I just had to post this recipe!!  I hope it is enjoyed by everyone else like it was by my family.

Peach Barbeque Sauce


  • 1 pound fresh peaches
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion such as Vidalia
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minutesced fresh jalapeño with seeds
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons mild honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Cut an X in bottom of each peach, then blanch in a medium saucepan of boiling water 10 seconds. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a bowl of ice and cold water and cool. Peel peaches and coarsely chop.
Cook onion, jalapeño, and a pinch of kosher salt in oil in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 8 to 10 minutesutes. Add peaches and remaining ingredients and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until peaches are very tender, about 30 minutesutes.
Purée in a blender (use caution when blending hot liquids).

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Again, I served this with meatballs over brown rice, fresh green beans and new potatoes, and sweet potato home fries.  All of the recipe reviews used it on pork ribs and tenderloin...that sounds awesome as well. 

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