|Sweet & Spicy Turkey Meatballs (Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe)|
The original INSPO for this recipe was a meatball version of buffalo hot wings. Problem was, I went to three different grocery stores and could not find Frank's Red Hot Sauce to save my life!
Instead of burning more gas and mental energy continuing to search, I decided it was a sign that I need an LL Balanced Hot Sauce Recipe!
Not only is this hot sauce made with ingredients you likely have it your pantry, you can adjust it to your own preference for Heat and Sweet! Want it a little more spicy and savory? Remove the honey and add a teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Want to tone it down for more sensitive palates/kiddos? Sub Sriracha for an extra tablespoon honey and go flake-free :).
I'm personally a big baby when it comes to spice, and I find it perfectly balanced as-is: tangy and spicy like a hybrid of sweet Texas BBQ sauce and vinegary Carolina BBQ Sauce.
Oh, and then THESE BALLSSSSSS!!!!
Again, I betcha have almost everything you need for these already in your pantry, except the turkey and maybe almond flour (which you can sub for breadcrumbs). Yet, they are so full of flavor and incredibly tender! You can happily enjoy them without any sauce at all, or add your favorite: pesto, salsa, BBQ, even hummus. Throw them onto pasta, over rice, with roasted veggies or even in soup.
These are two great basic recipes to keep on hand, which should please every family member in one form or another! If you make them, be sure to tag me on Instagram @lauraleabalanced #llbalanced so I can see! xx