A meatball is a meatball right? Wrong! This Double Jerk Turkey Meatball Sub made with Nature’s Kitchen seasonings has the WOW factor. If you like jerk, this sub is for you.
Every cook has their own version of meatballs. You must have one right? Whether they are made with beef, pork, poultry or a combination of several types of meats, most families will enjoy a meatball of some sort in tasty dishes.
Some cooks like to fry them on the stovetop, others prefer baking in the oven or using the slow cooker. Lots of cultures have their “secret ingredients” that they use. Some use eggs and dry breadcrumbs, others use oatmeal or fresh bread crumbs soaked in milk. Is there really a wrong way to make a meatball?
However you choose to make your meatballs, it all comes down to taste. There isn’t anything exciting about a boring meatball.
In our house, we are all about big, bold flavours. When Nature’s Kitchen approached me to partner with them, I had to do a bit of research into who they were and what they produced. After reading about the wonderful Jamaican and Indian flavours used in their products, I knew I had to give these a try.
When visiting their website and reading the “About Us” section, how could I not promote these delicious products? I love to experiment in the kitchen, and creating wonderful memories is what cooking is all about.
According to owner Rory Mitchell:
We didn’t set out to create a product line. We love experimenting in the kitchen, and are inspired by great music. We have a passion for entertaining, and we love telling stories, creating memories, and bonding over great, tasty meals. All of this gave us the opportunity to spread our love for local and natural ingredients throughout our community.
When my box of goodies arrived, I couldn’t wait to give them a try. The hardest part was determining which products I wanted to try first.
THE HUMBLE MEATBALL
My philosophy is: “Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does have to taste good”, so I wanted to keep things easy, and let the products speak for themselves. The label states “no additional seasoning is required”. That is a pretty big claim, so I really had to test it out.
I chose turkey as the protein, since most people think turkey meatballs are boring. If these products can elevate the humble meatball that will be impressive. Jerk seasoning is a favourite around here. With the background of these products, I was really looking for authentic flavour.
Adding only some crushed cracker crumbs, and using the Jammin’ Jerk Marinade and Smokin’ Jerk Saucinade, it doesn’t get much easier than baking and saucing some meatballs. This Double Jerk Turkey Meatball Sub was going to be a true test of flavour.
Now let’s have a taste. While I assembled the sub, I decided to pop one of these meatballs into my mouth. OMG! My taste buds started jumping for joy (I think they were actually doing backflips). I took the sub (which consisted of a bun, cheese, and THESE incredible meatballs) to hubby for his opinion. His reaction was “WOW, this is so good”! The claim is true, you don’t need any additional seasoning. The taste was robust, smoky and incredibly delicious.
Nature’s Kitchen knows their stuff. If you are looking for authentic flavours to enhance your recipes, then look no further. These sauces, marinades and spice blends will bring your cooking to a whole new level of delicious. You will never run out of ideas to incorporate these easy to use products in your kitchen.
After making this Double Jerk Turkey Meatball Sub, hubby is already asking what I will make next?? One this for sure, these products are going to be my “secret” ingredients to blast some intense flavours into recipes. Round two will be on the BBQ!
Double Jerk Meatball Sub (with Nature's Kitchen)
- Preheat oven to 400º F. Prepare a baking dish.
- In a bowl combine the turkey, crumbs and Jammin' Jerk Marinade.
- Mix throughly, and form into balls (about 1 1/2 inches in size).
- Bake in oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove and glaze with Smokin'Jerk Saucinade.
- Return to oven and bake additional 10-12 minutes until cooked through.
- Remove from oven, and place in serving bowl.
- Layer some cheese on a bun, and stuff with meatballs.