Strawberry BBQ Meatballs #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry

This post is sponsored by Florida Strawberry Growers Association in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
Strawberry BBQ Meatballs
What’s red, juicy, ripe, in season and oh so delicious? Florida Strawberries of course!
We all enjoy strawberry desserts like Strawberry Pie , Strawberry Crumb Bars and Strawberry Fritters .

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Strawberries are so easy to prepare with no peeling or searching out seeds, so why stop with desserts?
It’s easy to add flavor and nutrition to your favorite dishes with fresh from Florida Strawberries.
I love to toss a few in salads. What would spinach salad be without strawberries?
strawberry salad
Refreshing  low-cal strawberry smoothies top my list of fruit drinks. A little low-fat yogurt, strawberries, skim milk, ice and a drizzle of honey is all you need. Summer anytime!

Florida strawberries are a natural in hot cereals and yogurt parfaits for a breakfast packed with Vitamin C, folate, manganese and antioxidants.
Did you know 8 medium strawberries (about a cup) equal your daily requirement of vitamin C for under 50 calories?

The natural sweetness of strawberries lends a bright taste to chicken, fish and meat dishes. I pair strawberries and chicken in a Strawberry Pineapple Chicken Salad any time of year.

chicken strawberry pineapple salad

Florida Strawberries also make great sauces for fish. Strawberry and Balsamic reduction is so good over grilled or baked salmon. We drool at the thought of it!

Strawberry BBQ Meatballs platter

One of my favorite dishes is Strawberry BBQ Meatballs. Florida Strawberries flavored sauce soaks into the meatballs giving off a sweet and tangy taste in every bite! I use a blend of beef, pork and veal for the meatballs. Serve these moist, plump meatballs over multi-grain rice or pasta.

meatball trio


strawberry bbq meatball ingredients

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Strawberry BBQ Meatballs

strawberry bbq meatball platter

Strawberry BBQ Meatballs

Yield: 30 meatballs


  • 1 pound meatloaf mix
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumb
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • sauce
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup strawberries, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worchestire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Mix together meatball ingredients.
  • Add oil to large skillet. Loosely form meat mixture into 1 to 1 1/2-inch balls. Brown over medium heat turning frequently to cook on all sides. Drain.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet and finish baking at 350 for about 10 minutes until meatballs are thoroughly cooked.
  • sauce
  • Whisk together sauce ingredients in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until strawberries are soft and sugar dissolves.
  • Combine meatballs and sauce. serve over rice or pasta.
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This post is sponsored by Florida Strawberry Growers Association in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

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28 Responses to Strawberry BBQ Meatballs #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry

  1. Ooooh I just LOVE meatballs! I never thought to add strawberries to the sauce, but it sounds delicious!
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  7. Nichole says:

    These sound insanely delish! I can’t wait to try them, Cindy!
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  10. Hezzi-D says:

    I can’t wait to try this sauce! Strawberries and tomatoes would make such a wonderful and flavorful sauce together!
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  14. When I saw this on Facebook, I was just dying to know how you made the sauce. This sounds like a rockin’ New Year’s Even dish to me!
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  15. Mary Ellen says:

    Have to try these soon, they sound delicious!
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  16. Renee says:

    I’ve been craving meatballs ever since I first saw these. Wow! What a great recipe. Love the sauce. Love it.
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  17. You can’t go wrong with meatballs, and what an awesome sauce!
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  18. Shaina says:

    This sounds so yummy! I can see it being a hit at a summer BBQ party, for sure.
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  19. Krayl Funch says:

    Home run again!!! Cindy perfect flavor combinations!! I always love to see what you come up with!
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